Midfield Workhorse: Bunch of Damn Dogs

midfield workhorse bunch of damn dogs


/ˈmɪd.fɪәld/ ˈwɜːkˌhɔːs/


1. a player active in the midfield, as in soccer, often playing both offensively and

defensively. usually possesses strong tackling and passing technique. often equally as

destructive as they are creative.

2. a band from Kingston, formed in 2013. equally as destructive as they are creative.

We’ve featured Midfield Workhorse on Essentially Pop before – their song “Lincolnshire Poacher” has a rocky sound-of-summer feel about it and was a big hit at their recent gig at Guilfest. Now the Kingston lads have released their first EP – “Bunch of Damn Dogs” and it’s no less impressive.

“Challenge Accepted” is next after lead song “Lincolnshire Poacher” and has all the strong guitar we’ve come to expect from the guys, reminding us (fondly) of so many rock bands of the 80s and 90s. We hear hints (a little) 0f The Housemartins, early Oasis, and even Irish pop/rock group, Brian. All good stuff!

Following on from this, we break into “Stolen Seconds”. With a jarring, yet catchy guitar hook, and a thumping drumbeat, again we’re taken back to the late 80s. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a song which screams to be performed live, and fans will no doubt lap it up.

“Bunch of Damn Dogs” is filled with soaring guitar riffs, and will be available on limited edition EP as well as through iTunes, and streamed through Spotify.

Catch Midfield Workhorse on 8th September at The Windmill, Brixton, and on 9th September at The Boileroom, Guildford. Both nights will also feature “twothirtytwo” and “Parachute For Gordo”.

For more details or to contact the band, they can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, or email Del Noble.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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