Folk-punks FEROCIOUS DOG have a new single out today and they're premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Broken Soldier' is the second single to be taken from the Nottinghamshire band's forthcoming new album The Hope, and is intended to raise funds for and awareness of the UK charity Combat Stress, helping former servicemen and women with mental health problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
"Having worked closely with Combat Stress for many years since the loss of our son Lee and setting up the Lee Bonsall Memorial fund to raise awareness of PTSD, our aim with the 'Broken Soldier' song and video is to raise more awareness around veterans suffering from PTSD and hopefully help them to reach out to Combat Stress for help," explains frontman Ken Bonsall. "After losing Lee and setting up his Memorial Fund, our ambition was that if we could save one veteran or family from going through the pain and heartache we suffered, then we would have achieved our goal.”
“On behalf of Combat Stress and the veterans that seek our unique and vital help we would like to say thank you to Ken and Karen, their family and friends, the band Ferocious Dog and the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund," says the charity's Director of Fundraising, Robert Marsh. "Their incredibly generous support over the last six years will have helped many, many veterans struggling with mental health problems. We very much hope that ‘Broken Soldier’ is a huge success and the awareness generated will encourage other veterans to seek help and not suffer in silence and that it’s OK not to be OK.”
The lyrics to 'Broken Soldier' were written by Ken’s good friend Andrew Hawkins, who knew Lee, and the band hope the song and video will help veterans suffering from PTSD to come forward and get the help they need.
Ferocious Dog are donating £5,000 via the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund and encourage fans to donate here.
'Broken Soldier' is available to stream/download here.
Set to be released on 15 October through Graphite Records, The Hope is available to pre-order here.
As previously announced, Ferocious Dog head out on tour in support of the album throughout the Autumn. Full dates are...
Fri 8th O2 Academy 2 Liverpool
Sat 9th Marine Hall Fleetwood
Fri 15th Old Fire Station Bournemouth
Sat 16th Chalk Brighton
Sun 17th The Venue Derby
Mon 18th Old Cold Store Nottingham
Tue 19th Nightrain Bradford
Wed 20th O2 Academy 3 Manchester
Thu 21st Nell’s London
Fri 22nd O2 Academy 2 Oxford
Sat 23rd Waterfront Norwich
Thu 28th The Globe Cardiff
Fri 29th O2 Academy Leicester
Sat 30th Esquires Bedford
Fri 5th O2 Academy 2 Newcastle
Sat 6th La Belle Angele Edinburgh
Fri 12th Ropetackle Arts Shoreham-On Sea
Sat 13th The Forum Tunbridge Wells
Thu 18th Cheese & Grain Frome
Sat 20th Exeter Phoenix Exeter
Sun 21st Guildhall Gloucester
Fri 26th KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton
Sat 27th Picturedome Holmfrith
Sat 4th Leadmill Sheffield
Tickets are on sale here.