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The Sheepdogs share their new single “Outta Sight”

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During a complete music industry shutdown, there was one thing, and only one, that saved Saskatchewan-based band The Sheepdogs; straightforward, non-disappointing, pandemic-induced rock and roll. And now, with the release of their new album Outta Sight, The Sheepdogs hope rock and roll can save you too.

The hard-working, hard-living Canadian band – Ewan Currie, Ryan Gullen, Sam Corbett, Jimmy Bowskill and Shamus Currie – were, like all of us, confused, knocked down and feeling isolated during COVID, but their coming out during this time produced the grooviest, simplest and most penetrating album of their career. With no roadmap and overall uncertainty hanging over the universe, the Sheepdogs went around, plugged into their amps, shared riffs and melodies, and leaned on each other. to get inspired.

The guys say it was the least prepared they’ve recorded since their self-titled album in 2012, but bassist Ryan Gullen calls the music they made a “life raft”, saying their early sessions for Outta Sight saved them from their anguish. “Playing rock music kept us grounded…kept us going.”

Fans can board the Sheepdogs life raft today and listen to Outta Sight below. The band is also embarking on an international tour this fall, with a plethora of stops in Canada, Europe and the United States.

The force of The Sheepdogs at full throttle appeals to your senses. Unpretentious, it’s urgent, rhythmic, clear and fun; it’s a break from skillful production and staring at your navel and proclaiming the joy and jubilation of drums, bass, horns and electric guitar. Sheepdogs make tunes that make you nod. The artistry, however, beneath the stadium riffs – the harmonies, the multiple guitar parts, the groove behind a rhythm section that hangs out together when they’re not on the clock – is honed in battle and shone between the pickups, garages, thousands of soundchecks and, yes, headlining shows.

“A no-bulls approach, a professional ability to put your head down and play led to a real feeling and vibe on the record that I find special,” Currie said. “It’s something that could have saved us and the feeling on the album is that we’re taking that negative pandemic energy and expressing it, transferring it, through rock ‘n’ roll that’s not disappointing.” Outta Sight is the biggest, brightest, beer-drinking lighter lit in the cheap seats, putting a smile on the COVID stadium rock record to get out of the pandemic blues. There’s humor, spunk, and it’s played and recorded by five brothers from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who are grateful to get together and play for rock fans.

“Rock ‘n’ roll is about cheering us up. It’s as simple as that,” Currie says. “We hope our music will do the same for listeners at a time when things may still seem very difficult. There is no greater truth than rock ‘n’ roll.”

Listen to the new single here:

September 16 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Music Fest

September 18 – Charlottetown, PEI – PEI Brewing Company

September 20 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

Sep 22 – Montreal, QC – MTelus

September 23 – Quebec City, QC – Palais Montcalm

September 24 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Center

October 7 – Bristol, UK – Thekla

October 8 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla

October 9 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom

October 13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

Oct. 14 – Belleville, ON – The Empire Theater

October 15 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios

October 17 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

October 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

October 20 – Ardmore, Pennsylvania – Ardmore Music Hall

October 21 – Washington, D.C. – Union Stage

October 22 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

October 24 – Asheville, NC – The Gray Eagle

October 25 – Nashville, TN – East Basement

October 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory

October 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)

October 30 – Dallas, TX – Tulips

November 1 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom

November 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi

November 4 – Detroit, MI – El Club

November 5 – Kitchener, ON – Center in the Square

November 18 – London, ON – London Music Hall

November 19 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

November 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club

November 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater

November 23 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina

November 25 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place

November 26 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater

November 27 – Edmonton, AB – Midway

November 28 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill

December 1 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

December 2 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

December 3 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

December 4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

December 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

December 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge

December 8 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

December 9 – Phoenix, Arizona – Valley Bar

December 11 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

December 12 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

December 14 – Lexington, KY – The Burl

December 15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

December 16 – Buffalo, NY – City Ballroom