– NEW EP, COMING LATER THIS YEAR-
MEXICAN DOGS return with latest single: “She Cries Blues”, a retro romp out now via Fretsore Records.
Cavorting their way through a thunderous blend of retro riffs, jovial drum beats and rip-roaring, live-ready vocals, “She Cries Blues” is a fuzzy glam-rock romp that touches on the past whilst barrelling hell for leather toward the future.
After gaining a massive reception on live outings late last year, the track is another assured step forwards for a band keen to connect with audiences whilst staying true to their own jam-packed arsenal of influences. Wanting to build upon the glam 70s stylings that underpinned earlier release “Run, Run, Run,” frontman Gaz Wilcox explains of “She Cries Blues”’s inception:
“This song is something that’s been with me for a while. It definitely means a lot to us because it’s always the simplest of melodies and chord progressions that are the hardest ones to find. The songwriting process was really fast — I wrote it in about 10 minutes. I find that in those moments when a song just finds you, it normally just sticks. WIthout overthinking it too much it becomes more natural and flows without overcomplicating things.”
Produced once more by Andy Fernihough and recorded at Liverpool’s 3rd Planet Studios, “She Cries Blues” is a rollicking, vintage-tinged track with a “big and bouncy” mix that yearns to be blasted from the speakers on a windswept, roof-down drive down a desolate desert highway.
Raucous and feel-good, the track is a worthy follow-up to the rip-roaring success of the band’s earlier singles that have seen them surpass 50k streams
, and amass over 18k monthly listeners
. Second single “Run, Run, Run,” which resurrects the rock’n’roll spirits of yesteryear whilst breathing life into newfangled sounds, and was also featured in both Apple Music’s
‘New in Rock UK’ and YouTube’s
‘New Rock’ playlists. With a full 4-track EP planned and coming soon in 2022, fans can get their hands on early physical copies on CD and vinyl via Bandcamp here: https://mexicandogs.bandcamp.com
. A global digital release will also follow.
Following packed-out, wall-to-wall shows in both Liverpool and London over the winter, Mexican Dogs are planning further live shows later this year as follows…
MEXICAN DOGS – LIVE DATES
London – The Fiddler – 22nd April
Preston – New Continental – 27th May
With an earth-splitting sound and uncompromising attitude, Mexican Dogs are Gaz Wilcox (ex-Bribes), Carl Rooney and Sonny Winder-Rodgers, and formed in Liverpool over the summer of 2021. Tapping into the seminal sounds of T-Rex or Led Zep and re-routing them via the high octane thrills of modern day titans like The Black Keys or Royal Blood, Mexican Dogs balance classic rock and contemporary on an exhilarating knife-edge.
Fronted by Gaz Wilcox, the Dogs’ vocalist and axeman has been playing guitar of a fine pedigree since the age of 9. Cutting his teeth at live shows only a year later (including a Beatles charity show at the Empire Theatre), the singer has honed his talent at all of the finest live haunts in his native Liverpool and beyond, performing in a string of bands including Eutopia, The Verdict (who won the UK Battle of the Bands, played a gig in The Houses of Parliament and also played in New York with The Enemy andReverend and the Makers), and later Bribes. Earning a formidable live rep with major gigs at the Liverpool O2 in support of Electric Six and at Sound City, Bribes earned multiple plays on BBC Introducing before going their separate ways due to creative differences.
Rekindling his passion for music following a year away, Wilcox formed Mexican Dogs upon meeting drummer Carl Rooney (who has toured with greats like Echo & The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, The Hives,and also performed at Glastonbury) and young bassist Sonny Winder-Rodgers. Feeling enlivened by their “happy-go-lucky” vibe, skill and enthusiasm, the trio discovered an instant connection. Creating music quickly and with ease, they began hatching plans for the bold, noisy future together.
Signed to the rising indie imprint Fretsore Records only six months after their formation, Mexican Dogs created a streaming storm with their acclaimed debut release “You & I”, setting them up for a string of SOLD OUT live shows in its wake. After breaking into 2022 with killer follow-up “Run, Run, Run,” latest offering “She Cries Blues” is the thunderous sound of a band who are going places fast.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.