Notts folk-punks FEROCIOUS DOG have unveiled a brand new single and video ahead of their Spring dates.

'Sus Laws' is taken from the band's forthcoming new album Kleptocracy, which is due out through Graphite Records in May.

“I got the inspiration from the classic Linton Kwesi Johnson song 'Sonny's Lettah' and the discrimination shown to people invited to the UK for work, where it was the norm to state No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish," explains band founder Ken bonsall. "I see hate and division raising its ugly head again in the UK since the Brexit vote, which is condoned by this far right government and police laws being changed to assist in discrimination. A good friend of mine gave me a t-shirt for my birthday with the writing on it MORE BLACKS MORE DOGS MORE IRISH and after I'd thanked him I said 'I'm going to write a song with these lyrics in', and the rest is history, as they say.”

The follow-up to 2021's highly-praised The Hope, the new album "delves into themes of societal injustices and the enduring struggle against exploitation, echoing the band's commitment to shedding light on the issues plaguing Broken Britain and our world today," say the band. "In typical Ferocious Dog fashion the album is a mix up of all sorts of genres! To name a few of the influences that appear: Celtic folk, gypsy folk, blues, dissident folk, pop punk, full-on hardcore punk, and straight up rock. However, despite the many styles, primarily this album in particular goes back to a more classic folk punk sound.”

Released on 17 May, Kleptocracy is available to pre-order here.

The band head out on tour throughout May and June, full dates below...

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