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The Sour Dogs launch their new EP The World Is Not Enough at The Old Police House in Gateshead on Saturday May 6th with a gig that promises to be nothing quieter than a wailing siren.

The Tyne-Delta rockers in this five-piece band have been together for five years, finding success mainly abroad on U.S. and European soil, with radio play from specialist Rock and Country radio stations.  Recently featured as Band of the Day on Radio Italia, songwriter Johnny Sparkes says, “We have a passion for live music. We love playing live and we’re looking forward to taking our live show abroad to Europe this summer.”  The Sour Dogs have been known on the local circuit for a while, listing their influences as wide ranging as The Clash, Ray Green, Nick Hornby, Led Zepplin and The Rolling Stones. 

But don’t let the title of the EP mislead you, The World Is Not Enough has nothing to do with James Bond.  “The world is consumed with materialism and unsustainable lifestyles,” says Sparkes, “these songs are a reflection on modern society – a social commentary on all generations.  People idolise others that have nothing to be famous for – it’s ludicrous!”

Support on the night comes from The Milk Lizards and Meami , so expect a whole load of drums, dreamy guitars, vintage amps and guitar pedal eye candy.

The Sour Dogs play The Old Police House in Gateshead on Saturday 6th May.

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