THE SHEEPDOGS announce New Album “FUTURE NOSTALGIA” Released October 2 and Canadian Tour Dates

Credit: Matt Barnes

THE SHEEPDOGS have announced the release of the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2012 award-winning self-titled LP. FUTURE NOTALGIA arrives everywhere on October 2, 2015 via Warner Music and is available for pre-order at iTunes and Google play as of today with special fan bundles available as of July 10. The first single from the LP titled “Downtown” debuted nationally at radio this week and is available to stream at Spotify and RDIO.

Produced by lead vocalist and songwriter Ewan Currie alongside engineer Matt Ross-Spang (former engineer at Memphis’ Sun Studios) the 18 freshly-minted tracks on Future Nostalgia were recorded in the quiet and idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, a conscientious choice by the band to ensure they kept all distractions at bay and the recording process as natural as possible. The band, comprised of Currie, Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns) and Rusty Matyas (guitar/vox), set up camp up for several weeks in a rented house in the remote country where they trucked in equipment to build a studio in order to record their latest effort.  Says Currie “We worked from morning ‘til night, but we kept it loose, had a real good time, and came away with a rock n’ roll record”.

The latest record has many flavours showcasing the band’s creative license when left to their own devices ranging from the catchy, signature-sounding single “Downtown” to the introspective, and soulful groove of “Bad Lieutenant” to “Help Us All”, a fresh take on a vintage vibe featuring a trombone solo from Ewan’s brother Shamus. Another highlight is the laid back, good-time, backyard jam “Same Old Feeling”, as well as the closing 6 tracks which flow one into the other to create a cohesive medley, much like the band did on their 2010 LP Learn and Burn.

Formed in from Saskatoon in 2006, The Sheepdogs have received widespread acclaim for their bold and beautiful take on classic guitar rock, evinced on three self-funded, independently released albums.  The band’s hard work, determination and impressive chops have earned them a fervent fan following, leading to the accumulation of various achievements and awards including four JUNO awards, seven JUNO nominations, Gold certification for The Sheepdogs and Platinum certification for Learn and Burn. The band’s 2012 self-titled LP debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three #1 singles at Rock Radio including Gold certified tracks “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is”. As impassioned on stage as they are on record, The Sheepdogs have spent much of their musical lifetime on the road playing innumerable headline shows and festival appearances worldwide.

The Sheepdogs will perform and throw out the first pitch as part of Blue Jays Summer Fan Fridays on August 28.  For more information, visit:

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Future Nostalgia Tracklisting:

  1. I’m Gonna Be Myself
  2. I Really Wanna Be Your Man
  3. Downtown
  4. Jim Gordon
  5. Bad Lieutenant
  6. Jim Sullivan
  7. Back Down
  8. Help Us All
  9. Take A Trip
  10. Same Old Feeling
  11. Nothing All Of The Time
  12. Darryl & Dwight
  13. Where I Can Roam
  14. The Bridge City Turnaround
  15. Plastic Man
  16. Giving It Up (For My Baby)
  17. I Get By
  18. Where I Can Roam (Reprise)



Upcoming Tour Dates

07.03 – Montreal, QC @ Métropolis (Montreal Jazz Festival)
07.04 – Elliot Lake/Rainy River District, ON @ Elliot Lake Heritage Days
07.05 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Blues Fest
07.08 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede
07.18 – Colwood, BC @ Rock The Shores 2015
07.26 – Oro Medonte, ON @ Wayhome Music and Arts Festival (Burl Creek Event Grounds)
08.07 – Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival 2015
08.08 – Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 2015
08.15 – Jasper, AB @ Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (100th Birthday Celebration)
08.16 – Fort McMurray, AB @ MacDonald Island Park
08.18 – Lethbridge, AB @ Whoop-Up Days Family Festival
08.28 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (Blue Jays Summer Fan Fridays)
09.04 – Vanderpool, TX @ Utopiafest
09.15 – Windsor, ON  @ The Coliseum at Caesars w/Avett Brothers
09.19 – Ottawa, ON @ Landsdowne Park (CityFolk 2015)
11.27 – Winnipeg, MB @ RBC Convention Centre (Grey Cup Festival Concert Series)