Although I’m sure a lot of people say this about bands in their hometown, I think it’s fair to give a objective opinion and say that Ferocious Dog are one of Nottingham’s special gems. This year sees them play Glastonbury’s main stage, to coincide with their album launch on June 29th, a huge build up from their big break of playing Bearded Theory in 2009. For further trivia, note that they made history by being the first unsigned band to sell out Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms, and then do it again.
Ruby Bridges is the bands newest single, released earlier this month, a two minute blast of modern Celtic-folk. Don’t be put off by that niche description, this two minute belter is one that deserves comparisons to the hectic sound of Flogging Molly, from simple intricate beginnings launching into the clever chaos that is folk rock. My only criticism? I wish it were longer.
Listen to Ruby Bridges below.