“Gloriously guitar-heavy British Indie Rock - shot through with raw bluesy fire!"
Sheffield’s fast-paced, 3-piece indie-rock band, FloodHounds, pulls you from British Indie rock to raw American blues and hits you with whatever is found in that swampy, turbulent, rock n roll intersection. Striking you with a sound reaching out from the speakers like a British White Stripes, with a hint of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a flash of the menacing groove of Queens of the Stone Age.
A 2017 highlight was a Sold Out London gig at historic Earl's Court venue, The Troubadour. This lead to FloodHounds being invited to hold a 4 month residency at The Troubadour over the summer with guests such as The Cuckoos flying over from as far as Austin, Texas to support FloodHounds on the London date of their UK tour.
FloodHounds were picked by This Feeling to open their first big Sheffield show of 2018, which sold out over a month in advance. This comes after supporting a run of touring bands, including; Sleeptalking, Childcare, God Damn and Fat White Family, The Surrenders and Calva Louise. FloodHounds kicked off early 2018 supporting The Blinders at a Sold Out gig at The Venue, in Derby.
With a fresh batch of new music due out in early 2018 to keep up with the string of successful gigs beginning from the sweaty rock n roll clubs of Sheffield, and now branching out to venues across the country. FloodHounds are roaming the UK, sharing their vicious guitar licks, tumultuous bass and thunderous drum grooves with the world.
Creating a heck of a big noise for only 3 people, the band now consists of:
Jack, a blues punk obsessed dreamer on lefty guitar. Lauren, an incredible drummer, equally at home at a sweaty rock n roll gig or a 5am rural drum n bass rave. And finally new band member Joel, who joined early 2018, a finger blisterin bass player whose DIY punk background is bringing a whole new threatening urgency to the band's sound.
“A DIY assault of brash riffs and a nastily menacing guitar, this three piece messily blend garage rock with bluesy indie rock, a fast paced bite of dark grungy energy layered over their sound. They have a thunderous sound, one which is a uniquely eclectic fusion of genres” - Indie Underground Blog / Some Might Say Zine
“Go see them live, they’re one of the finest bands this city has produced and I cannot recommend their live performance highly enough. Caught them at Tramlines Festival - absolutely on form!” - BBC Introducing Sheffield’s host Christian Carlisle, a consistent supporter, said as FloodHounds made his Top 30 Tracks of the year
"The frontman’s riffing mastery of a single guitar introduces hints of genius, whilst tracks such as ‘Cold Air’ and ‘The Fear’ possess basslines that Nick O’Malley would pay bottom dollar for. And it’s about time we had another female drummer on the scene." - Exposed Magazine
FloodHounds are; “Raw, plucky, spirited and confident, basically everything you could ever wish for from a young UK breakthrough group,” - Record of the Day
“lyrically wonderful progressive rock that has an element of charm. You'll be hard pushed to find many better examples doing the rounds.” - It's All Indie Blog
"FloodHounds are masterful when it comes to crafting loveable anthems and music that gets straight into the head. FloodHounds show they have depth and are capable of presenting something quite emotive and revealing without crowding it with noise and anger." - Music Musings and Such Blog
“A riptide of swelling vibrations and harmonising melodies, drums thunder, and bass echoes, the vocals climb into the ring as sweet as honey, but ready to land a knockout punch. This EP genuinely impressed me, and FloodHounds are certainly a diamond in the rough of the South Yorkshire music scene.” - Reyt Good Music Magazine
"Not your average band! A very well gelled band with loads of character to match. VERY atmospheric, lots of ’70s’ melodies, almost ‘shoegaze’ in parts, but definitely has a kick to it. Each riff a startling compliment on the last." - Northern Exposure