Ferocious Dog are a new name to me but after doing some research I discovered the Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England based Ferocious Dog have a history that goes back to the late ’80s when they started out as a three piece, growing to a full size band though splitting and reforming a number of times. The current line-up has been in place since 2011.
The influences I hear on the same titled Ferocious Dog are The Levellers, The Pogues and The Whiskey Priests with just a wee touch of Ska and The Clash. The other band that comes to mind are Mumford, though in my mind Ferocious Dog are the anti-Mumford. Mumford to me are a bunch of public school (that’s what the English call private schools) toffs who went busking for a lark and end up getting rich and famous. Ferocious Dog they are not! Provincial accents, a mohawked coal miner on vocals, fiddles and chainsaws – it doesn’t get much more real then this. A fantastic band, album and find.