credit: Alex Vanhee
Explosive Belgian rockers The Sore Losers released their new album Skydogs internationally on November 4th 2016. Produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb from Nashville, Skydogs was released earlier in the year to huge critical acclaim in Benelux. Recorded in only ten days in Vox Ton Studios in Berlin, Skydogs is The Sore Losers third full-length album. The dirty, blues-rock inspired guitar riffs and gripping vocals of lead singer Jan Straetemans amplify throughout the album, drawing influences from the likes of Led Zeppelin, early Black Sabbath, MC5, The Black Keys, Jack White and The Yardbirds, blended with the energy and attitude of The Ramones.
The Sore Losers have sold-out numerous shows in Benelux, supported Kaiser Chiefs, White Denim and Boss Hog through Europe in 2016 and played +50,000 capacity festivals like Rock Werchter, Pukkelpop and Pinkpop.
Classic Rock Magazine (UK) - "These Belgians’ breakthrough Skydogs is a winning splice of punk and heavy rock" - Best Of 2016 Edition Jan '17
Heavy Music Magazine (AU) - "The Sore Losers are one of the rock finds of 2016 and if you love your rock music this is one album that you need in your collection." 5 stars review Dec '16
Kerrang! (UK) - "Belgian retro-rockers set the world ablaze on ambitious third album. It ebbs and flows between heavy and heavenly. Imagine Austin Powers meets Ziggy Stardust at a Zeppelin show. - KKKK" - Jan '17
Powerplay Magazine (UK) - "This is dripping with the essence of pure rock 'n roll with an outer coating of southern rock and the blues dipped into the attitude of punk. Let's hope they stay like that, because this is just what the world needs." - 8/10 Nov '16
Classic Rock Magazine (UK) - Sabbath-esque bastard-blues boys from Brussels work the heavy blues and proto-punk templates exceptionally well. The Sore Losers could be gracious winners." Nov '16
Gigslutz (UK) - "Ones To Watch: The Sore Losers. It’s safe to say Skydogs will be a hit, and everyone should listen out for The Sore Losers."
Gigsoup (UK) - "New single Got It Bad is merely the beginning of a career altering album"
Classic Rock Magazine (DE) - "Ein giftiges großartiges Rockalbum. Tolle Platte."
Visions Magazine (DE) - "Ein Trip ins musikalische Gestern. Für Fans von The Black Keys und Rival Sons."
Nieuwe Revu (NL) - "Back to the seventies with Sabbath riffs and MC5 drums" 4 stars review
Volkskrant (NL) - "A great leap forward" 4 stars review
De Morgen (BE) - "Knockin’ on heaven’s door" 4 stars review
Het Nieuwsblad (BE) - "A sonic sledgehammer" 4 stars review
Focus Knack (BE) - "Delicious disturbance" 4 stars review
Humo (BE) - "Instant classic" 4 stars review
Raw, raunchy and exciting, The Sore Losers play loud, party hard and in time-honoured tradition, kick out the jams!!