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When: 7pm on Tuesday 18 June 2019
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

PLEASE NOTE: This show has now sold out. Please watch this space for information about future Manchester shows by The Sheepdogs.

We’re delighted to be bringing The Sheepdogs back to the Deaf Institute!

For a new album that The Sheepdogs didn’t initially set out to make, Changing Colours is a stunning achievement.

Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance the Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic.

‘We identify strongly with rock ‘n roll, but there’s definitely some branching out,’ says Ewan Currie, The Sheepdogs’ singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional – and yes, you’re reading this correctly – clarinetist. ‘The sounds we use on this – there’s more keyboards featuring Shamus and more stringed instruments. It’s still rock ‘n roll but there are more colours.’

It’s also great, passionate music born out of spontaneity: first resonating in the 17-song album’s euphoric opener Nobody and continuing to flavour such invigorating numbers as the electrifying Saturday Night and the driving I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be, the record’s infectious first single.

But The Sheepdogs haven’t only stretched their sonic palate: they’ve also expanded stylistically, tastefully embracing other genres as well.

There’s the country-lite feel of Let It Roll, the Stax-soul aura of the mid-tempo anthem I Ain’t Cool that features trombone — and the resplendent Latin-rock vibe that fuels The Big Nowhere.

Tour support comes from Creatures. Picture a band on the pastel palette of Wes Anderson with the climactic twang of Quentin Tarantino… a band of 70s drenched cowboys straight out of Westworld, armed with psychedelic yet punchy guitar riffs and all the hair to match. Spaghetti Westerners inspired by modern pop muses, Creatures create a beginning, a middle and an end, sonically sending you on adventure that spans intense landscapes, tear-jerking waltzes, foreboding chaos and lingering cliff hangers. Touring with the likes of Temples, The Parrots and The Murlocs as well as being championed by Independent Music Week and The Great Escape, Creatures released their EP, Runt Of The Glitter, on 22 February.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has now sold out. Please watch this space for information about future Manchester shows by The Sheepdogs.

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