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Ferocious Dog Releases Anti-War Single “Blood Soaked Shores”

Published / Fri 5 Apr 2024

Ferocious Dog Releases Anti-War Single

Photo: Ferocious Dog Releases Anti-War Single “Blood Soaked Shores”  /  Credit: Rob Marrison

Ferocious Dog has launched their powerful new single, “Blood Soaked Shores,” through Graphite Records, a poignant anti-war anthem that marries an upbeat musical style with deeply moving lyrics. Available for listening below, the track is a testament to the band’s ability to blend contrasting elements into compelling music.

Ferocious Dog Gear Up For “Kleptocracy”

The single is a precursor to Ferocious Dog’s forthcoming studio album, “Kleptocracy,” set to release on May 17. The album features 12 songs including “Blood Soaked Shores” and the previously released “Sus Laws,” which is currently No.2 on the Primordial Top-40 Chart. The album will explore themes of societal injustices and the fight against exploitation and will be available in various formats, including CD, deluxe CD, vinyl, and digital platforms.

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Primordial Radio is hugely excited to announce that the unique and ever-evolving London 2-piece BOB VYLAN is set to headline the main event of the Primordial General Mayhem on Saturday 27th April 2024, with four-piece, loud, unapologetic, rock outfit from Nottingham, AS DECEMBER FALLS confirmed as main support.

Also confirmed for the Saturday event is BLACKGOLD, SAINT AGNES, CALVA LOUISE and NORTH ATLAS with the opening band to be decided by the listeners of Primordial Radio.

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Discussing the creative process behind the song, Ken from Ferocious Dog explained:

I’d had this idea for a song for quite a long time, with the four chord progression adding to a different upbeat style in a Major key and usually used for Happy songs.  The catchy and amazing instrumental part was added by Sam Wood on accordion. We were trying lots of intricate Irish traditional tunes but nothing was really working. Sam Wood armed with his accordion says “just give me five minutes” and  came back with this amazing instrumental piece that just transformed the song.


I did say that the tune was straight from the POGUES cookbook and I could see people jumping and dancing around with pints of Guinness held aloft on St Patrick’s Day celebrations with smiles on their faces, but the subject and meaning of the song, if one was to read the lyrics, is a really sad and tragic but uplifting anti war song. To add a bass instrumental, which was played and recorded superbly by Nick Wragg, was my nod to one of my favourite punk bands, RANCID and their bassist ‘Matt Freeman’.


I think that Blood Soaked Shores is a very different sound and energy for Ferocious Dog and their back catalogue of FOLK PUNK music and that is entirely down to the NEW band members putting their stamp on this amazing album.


To mark the release of their thought-provoking album “Kleptocracy,” Ferocious Dog has announced a series of dates across the UK.

May 2024

17th: 100 Club, London
18th: Rock City, Nottingham
19th: The Globe, Cardiff
20th: Phoenix, Exeter
21st: Chalk, Brighton
22nd: Booking Hall, Dover
23rd: Mash, Cambridge
24th: Nightrain, Bradford
25th: Stone Valley South Festival, Hertfordshire
26th: Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire
31st: MK11, Milton Keynes

June 2024

1st: The Sub Rooms, Stroud
2nd: The Drill, Lincoln
7th: The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees
8th: Old Fire Station, Carlisle
9th: Blackpool Tower, Blackpool

Tickets for the tour can be ordered here:


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