POLICE DOG HOGAN play Southport Atkinson August 22nd, 2013 admin Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments POLICE DOG HOGAN play southport Atkinson Sunday 22nd September 2013 Southport’s ‘From a Distance’ Americana Festival, The Atkinson Theatre, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB. Tel 01704 533333 Show 2pm Tickets: Individual show £6 Adv/£8 door Or Festival Weekend Tickets £59 [email protected] http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/police-dog-hogan/ Police Dog Hogan’s second album, FROM THE LAND OF MIRACLES, was produced by Eliot James. Named MPG Breakthrough Producer of the Year in 2011, James has worked with the Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Noah and the Whale and Two Door Cinema Club. Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy seven-piece (including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and guitars) that fuses country-folk to a pop sensibility. The band is rapidly building a following through joyous, foot-stomping live performances, having received rapturous receptions at festivals including Cornbury, Larmer Tree, Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling, and in sellout shows in London venues such as Bush Hall, The Troubadour and The 100 Club. Eliot James coaxes a sharp, electric and contemporary edge from the band’s folk, country and bluegrass-influenced line-up, adding some spectacular harmonies and marshalling the band’s wide-ranging musical passions and influences. The songs of writers James Studholme and Pete Robinson range from the reflective to the flat-out foot-stomping, interleaved with flashes of rockabilly, blues and Americana. Tim Dowling’s banjo is a constant, surprisingly delicate presence, often mixed with mandolin to produce compelling soundscapes, not least in the “trancegrass” of Black Crow or the simple beauty of Jennifer, a gloriously sunny love song. Distant bluegrass echoes – with a very English twist – also appear in the fiddle-playing of Eddie Bishop, one minute driving the rollicking album opener, Better Go Now, the next weaving sparse, mournful figures in the enigmatic Matilda. The album also has its anthemic numbers, though few bands can have had the courage – or the songwriting ingenuity – to produce a song like Fraserburgh Train, based on the story of a lone piper on the D-Day beaches. Everything is welded together by the inventive rhythmic backing of bassist Adam Bennette and Michael Giri, former drummer with The Lilac Time. FROM THE LAND OF MIRACLES was recorded in Eastcote Studios on tape – the better to capture the acoustic warmth of the band’s approach – and mixed at Abbey Road. Videos of songs from the album, Better Go Now and World Enough, can be found at: https://vimeo.com/43987341 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTLVf5lA6aw Police Dog Hogan will tour the UK in support of the launch of FROM THE LAND OF MIRACLES during 2013. For more information and the latest tour news, please visit: http://www.policedoghogan.com/ Police Dog Hogan James Studholme – lead vocals, acoustic guitar Pete Robinson – vocals, guitars Eddie Bishop – violin, vocals Tim Dowling – banjo, vocals Tim Jepson – mandolin, vocals Adam Bennette – bass Michael Giri – drums, vocals Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!