Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Alternative 10/06/2021

Sleeping Dogs Release Debut Single/Music Video "No Mercy", Debut EP Due In November

Hot Songs Around The World

Pharrell Williams
1256 entries in 35 charts
Cruel Summer
Taylor Swift
349 entries in 20 charts
Paint The Town Red
Doja Cat
326 entries in 28 charts
Tate McRae
223 entries in 26 charts
Taylor Swift
208 entries in 15 charts
Casso, Raye & D-Block Europe
237 entries in 19 charts
Fast Car
Luke Combs
274 entries in 12 charts
Blinding Lights
1780 entries in 33 charts
Kenya Grace
217 entries in 24 charts
Calm Down
960 entries in 23 charts
Dance The Night
Dua Lipa
411 entries in 27 charts
Until I Found You
Stephen Sanchez
190 entries in 16 charts
Dua Lipa
33 entries in 23 charts
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
1153 entries in 28 charts
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) SLEEPING DOGS marks the new spinoff project of the late 90's SoCal group WANK who first made their mark in 1998 with their debut album on Maverick Records, which featured "Larry Brown" (produced by Mike Ness) and the KROQ hit "Forgiven."

SLEEPING DOGS features WANK members Bobby Amodeo (bass, vocals), Danny Walker (lead guitar), Higgins X-13 (guitar), formerly of The Offspring, and Spider (drums), along with newly added keyboardist George Hughes Jr. (Ziggy Marley).

The outfit today (June 9) have shared their debut single and video "No Mercy," an infectious slice of pop-anchored rock contrasted with lyrics "about frustration and wanting revenge," says Walker. The track - which premiered yesterday (June 8) via MXDWN - was produced by Paul Miner (New Found Glory, Agnostic Front, Adolescents, Zebrahead, H2O) and will be featured on the band's debut EP in November, to be followed by a full-length album in early 2022. Listen to "No Mercy" streaming now across all digital platforms and check out its music video, directed by Kerry Donovan, streaming below or on YouTube.
"'No Mercy' is laid-back mid-tempo ska at its best, led by a slinky guitar lead from Walker. The upstrokes are never in much of a hurry, laying down an almost-funky groove for Amodeo to deliver the song's message." - Matt Matasci, MXDWN, 6/8/21

ON THE NEW SINGLE, "NO MERCY": "'No Mercy' is about frustration and wanting revenge. Remember the cartoon with the Devil on one shoulder and the Angel on the other, trying to persuade the person to do their evil or good deed? Well, this is the Devil talking smack to the Angel and the person. After all, we are just vessels, here for a while, to do good and evil." -Danny Walker
"I think the timing is right for this tune. Fun right out of the gate and keeps you wanting more." -Bobby Amodeo

ON MAKING THE "NO MERCY" VIDEO: "I said 'NO-Absolutely Not!' I will never wear a light blue suit in a rock video as long as I live! Since we had to cancel all the live shows, it was great to have the cameras on us. Things had started rolling again, and we were rolling right into it all as well! It felt good to be getting back to the action." -Higgins X-13
"It was a unique experience and loads of fun. We spent the day working with professionals, filmographers, a dance troupe and even squeezed in a photo shoot to boot! It was really a kickā€¦!" -Spider
"It was a blast for us to go a different direction musically and visually for this project. Couldn't be happier with the outcome" -Bobby Amodeo

Credit: Harmony Gerber

Most read news of the week

© 2001-2023 (S4)
about | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.1701140 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0043878555297852 secs