Indie Rock: Sundogs – The Code (Independent / 28 May 2020)
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“Melodic, guitar driven hard rock is the flavour for the Sundogs’ release, The Code. The Seattle rockers look to the classic era for inspiration, but clever lyrics and top notch chops give it a compelling modern polish.
The core of the group is made up of Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt. Natives of Fremont, California, they’re now based in Seattle. They’ve enlisted a long line-up of stellar musicians who add depth and a nicely lush instrumentation to the project, including a horn section of sax and trumpet. Celebrity drummers Alan White (YES, John Lennon) and Ben Smith (Heart) play on a few of the tracks (credits below).
The band offers a nice range that you could loosely group into a classic rock net. Some tracks, like Mystery Car, incorporate jazzy shades of Steely Dan-ish melody and chord changes, while others, like Comin’ Back Home or Hard Life, are straight up rock’n roll…….”