Currently on a 24-date European tour, debut UK headline shows begin next week
Watch a human-sized dog go a little wild in the “Howlin’” video here
New Album ‘The Vandoliers‘ out August 12th via Amerikinda Records/Soundly Music
On new single “Howlin’”, Texas country punks Vandoliers loudly meditate on love and longing through the lens of a dog missing their owners. Fiddle and harmonica cut through the pounding drums and amped up guitars, with the song crescendoing into a chorus that’s as big and anthemic as Vandoliers’ vast home state. “Howlin’”, available to stream/download worldwide now, is a standout from the band’s upcoming album The Vandoliers, out August 12th via Amerikinda Records/Soundly Music.
“In 2019, I wrote ‘Howlin’’ while my family dog cried by the door waiting for my mom and dad to come home,” explains Vandoliers frontman Joshua Fleming. “It took no time at all before I had a complete song of lyrics depicting the pain of loss and a friend long gone. I love this song in its innocence, and the simplicity of ‘I miss you.’”
The video for the song follows a dog (actor Zack Green dressed as a punked-up, human-size dog) as he thinks he’s been abandoned by his owners. A trip to the bar, too many drinks and some back alley hijinks ensue.
Watch the video here.
Vandoliers are a uniquely Texas band, distilling the Lone Star State’s vast and diverse musical identity into a raucous, breakneck vibe that’s all their own. After spending much of the last three years furiously writing and recording music, this Dallas-Fort Worth six-piece is back with The Vandoliers, a new album that proves these rowdy, rollicking country punks are tighter, more cohesive and more sonically compelling than ever. Few bands can spend a month on the road with punkers Flogging Molly and then turn around a week later and open the first two reunion shows for independent country legends the Turnpike Troubadours, as Vandoliers did earlier this year. Vandoliers effortlessly bring together the square toes and the steel toes.
The band are currently in the middle of their first European tour and will be heading to the UK next week for nine performances across the country. Once back in the US, they will be opening for Turnpike Troubadours again at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN before launching their summer headlining tour. Vandoliers will also tour across the US with Old 97’s in September, and today they’ve announced an October tour with Mike and the Moonpies. Full details and tour dates can be found at http://vandoliers.com/.
Vandoliers are Joshua Fleming, bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Trey Alfaro, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming, and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves.
Vandoliers 2022 Tour Dates
June 24 – El Sol – Madrid, ESP
June 25 – Factoria Cultural – Alives, ESP
June 26 – Little Bobby – Santander, ESP
June 29 – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
June 30 – Mid Sussex Music Hall – Hassocks, UK
July 1 – Maverick Festival – Easton, UK
July 2 – SouthCider Festival – Bridport, UK
July 3 – The Grace – London, UK
July 4 – O’Rileys – Hull, UK
July 5 – Evron Centre – Filey, UK
July 6 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
July 7 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK