Saskatoon retro-rockers The Sheepdogs have released a video for Nobody, taken from their Changing Colours album, the follow-up to 2015’s Future Nostalgia. The album has been available in North America since last month, and is released in the UK in April.
The video was filmed in a roadhouse of the type familiar to fans of The Blues Brothers movie, as irate patrons take their frustrations out on the band, who eventually turn on each other in comically violent fashion. The song, however, goes much more smoothly: it’s a suave slice of classic seventies rock with plenty of Allman Brothers in the soloing and a middle section that sounds like Wings at their very best.
“Coming up as a band we booked a lot of shows that were us playing at the wrong bar,” says bassist Ryan Gullen. “Playing these shows, everyone in the band wants to kill each other. Now we finally got our chance and I got to make it a reality. We shot the video at a bar the Commercial Tavern in Maryhill, Ontario, one of the oldest still active county roadhouses in Canada.”
“It’s my favourite song on the record and just all around represents what rock’n’roll is all about,” adds lead singer and guitarist Ewan Currie. “It’s been a longtime dream of mine to make a video where we just beat the tar out of each other for a music video. Ryan was able to make it a reality.”
The Sheepdogs were the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, and have since gone on to win multiple Juno Awards in their native Canada.
Changing Colours is the first Sheepdogs album to feature new guitarist Jim Bowskill, who joined the band in 2015.
“This album has a much wider range of sounds on it: trombone, clarinet, Latin percussion, pedal steel, fiddle and banjo all make an appearance,” say the band. “The title Changing Colours really lends itself to these different sounds on the record. We were also lucky to work with newcomer Jim Bowskill whose guitar wizardry is almost outshone by his fine mandolin playing and singing.”
The Sheepdogs are currently on tour in Canada, and embark on a UK tour in April (full dates below).
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|Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00PM||Corona Theatre||Montreal, Canada|
|Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00PM||Théâtre Les Grand Bois||Saint-Casimir, Canada|
|Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00PM||Casino New Brunswick||Moncton, Canada|
|Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:00PM||PEI Brewing Company||Charlottetown, Canada|
|Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00PM||Kent Theatre||Saint John, Canada|
|Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00PM||Club One||St. John's, Canada|
|Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00PM||Marquee Ballroom||Halifax, Canada|
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:00PM||Marquee Ballroom||Halifax, Canada|
|Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00PM||King Tuts||Glasgow, United Kingdom|
|Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00PM||The Deaf Institute||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00PM||The Lexington||London, United Kingdom|
|Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00PM||Espace B.||Paris, France|
|Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00PM||Quasimodo||Berlin, Germany|
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00PM||AB Club||Brussels, Belgium|
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00PM||Paradiso||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10:00PM||Paradiso Kleine Zaal||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00PM||Black Deer Festival: Eridge Park||Kent, United Kingdom|
|Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:00PM||Black Deer Festival||Kent, United Kingdom|
|Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:00PM||Black Deer Festival||Kent, United Kingdom|
|Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:00PM||The Kee To Bala||Bala, Canada|