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Friday, June 1st, 2018
7:30 PM
Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.

The band take their name from the maintenance teams working the subway tracks in New York City. These teams have to look out for each other and are a closely-knit group much like the band of four ex-pats living in Madrid who came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music. Eschewing the typical band line-up they have opted for cajón (flamenco box drum) instead of drums and trumpet as the solo instrument. Four-part harmonies steal the show.

In 2016 they scored 2 hit radio songs in Ireland with Love Me Like You Used To and To The End which was also featured on Robert Elms' BBC Radio London show. The song has a strong anti-bullying message and is backed up by a powerful video. Their track So Much Dust spent 10 weeks on the Irish national radio playlist and has been lauded by critics far and wide.

The band's tightness is exemplified in So Much Dust, which demonstrates the band's rich vocal harmonies and strong sense of melody. A memorable original...reflected on human existence: A song for our times. Robert Trussel, Kansas City Theatre

Made up of two Irishmen (Dublin & Wicklow), an Englishman (Sheffield) and an American (Vermilion, Ohio) the band are set to release their fourth album, Kansas City Out Groove, in March 2018. Inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance festival in Kansas City in early 2017 the album is a mix of all that makes the Track Dogs sound so special, in healthy doses of Americana, Latin & Folk.

Groovy is not a word I often use in this column, but that's just the adjective I need to describe Madrid-based Irish band the Track Dogs...Released at the end of last year, the album is rhythmic, soulful and simply cool. This is indie-acoustic arranged with a hippie flair. The band's music is, like the band of ex-pats, an eclectic cultural crossover. The Irish Echo, New York

This band turned out to be a total discovery, with vocal harmonies on a par with groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America or the most melodic style of, for example, the Eagles mixed in with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues. Renacer Eléctrico Music Magazine, Spain

"Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine". Folkradio.co.uk

Never in danger of overstaying their welcome R2 ****

"The antidote to a bad day". Maverick

www.trackdogsmusic.com