Last of The Dogs – Evil Never Sleeps (E.P. Review)

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Last of The Dogs

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On 27 March 2015
Last modified:27 March 2015


A promising début from Last of The Dogs. Similar in style to The Violent Femmes with flavours of The Buzzcocks, Magazine and Tarakany.

Last of The Dogs are an Indie Rock band from Crewe, Cheshire. They are holding an album launch party for their debut E.P. Evil Never Sleeps this Saturday (28th March) at Percy’s Cafe Bar at the Star Hotel, Whitchurch. This is a free entry show with a guest band, food and there’s a charity prize raffle to raise funds for Manchester and Cheshire dogs home. Founded in 2011 by Andy Smith, a few line-up changes along the way see the three piece line up they have today.

A friend of mine introduced me to these guys when he sent me the track Bones and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the debut album. I was instantly hooked by Bones, starting with one, two, three, four taps of the drumsticks then straight into some catchy riffs and a great rhythm, which made me want to get up and dance round the living room! It’s got a really feel good vibe and a big band sound to belie the three musicians.

Last of The Dogs reminded my very much of American alternative rock band the Violent Femmes with a few dog style yelps thrown in along the way. With the name I Walk Alone the next track had me thinking of You’ll Never Walk Alone originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel and now a famous football chant. I also was reminded of I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges try and blend the two together and you’ll come up with something like I Walk Alone. 

Sally Dream With Me is their current single and can be purchased via Amazon for 79p, the E.P. isn’t on Amazon yet so I’ve included the link to the single in the summary box. This one reminded me of Don’t Ever Leave by Russian Punk Rock Band Tarakany. The final track Would You had a Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love meets Shot By Both Sides by Magazine vibe, albeit slower and included the lyrics ‘Would you sleep me if I buy you lots of Diamonds? Bet you would if I was a millionaire’ my answer to that ‘Do you look anything like Dave Navarro? If not it’s highly unlikely!’ Come on guys get working on your chat up lines! Joking aside it’s a promising début from Last of the Dogs gaining four stars from PlanetMosh,

The highlight track, for me, is definitely Bones and I’d love to hear more in the same vein so I hope I haven’t hear the Last of the Dogs just yet!

Last of The Dogs

I Walk Alone
Sally Dream With Me
Would You

Band Members:
Andy (Yard Dog) Smith – Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals
Phil (Roadkill) McMullin-Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Tony (Diesel Dog) Gallimore – Drums & Percussion



A promising début from Last of The Dogs. Similar in style to The Violent Femmes with flavours of The Buzzcocks, Magazine and Tarakany.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!