Built on the solid, classic rock foundation of three-part harmonies and dual guitar leads, Canada's the Sheepdogs blend Southern boogie rock, groove-based psychedelia, and bluesy barroom swagger into a modern rock & roll revival. Based out of the Saskatchewan city of Saskatoon, the band features the talents of Ewan Currie (vocals, guitar), Jimmy Bowskill (guitar), Ryan Gullen (bass), and Sam Corbett (drums), plus Ewan's brother Shamus on brass and keyboards. The group released three full-length independent albums (Trying to Grow , Big Stand , and Learn & Burn ) before appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone
in August 2011 after winning the magazine’s “Choose the Cover” competition. The hard-touring band released a new EP, Five Easy Pieces, later that year, followed by their eponymous fourth studio album in 2012. In July 2015, the band issued the single "Downtown" in anticipation of the release of their fifth long player, Future Nostalgia, later that October.