santa blog



Santa Dog play seductive and shimmering guitar-pop escapism. Think Blondie going two rounds with the Smiths on the edge of a cliff with a stiff English breeze whipping up skirts and causing musical mischief.

In the short time this four piece from Bristol, England have been together they have self-released three EPs to much critical praise, resulting in a 7" vinyl single release with new London label SoundsXPerience and debut album release in Japan with Quince Records.

The band have received airplay on BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq), Kerrang (Cntrl, Alt Delete & Indie Nation shows), XFM Scotland (Jim Gellatly) and numerous International specialist alt/indie shows including Babes in Boyland (Paris), Popscene (Radio Bremen, Germany) NPR & selected USA and Canadian college radio. Live, the band have played all over the UK, including headlines at the Luminaire (Time Out London's venue of the year). Further afield, Santa Dog have played Fleche D'or in Paris, dates in Austria and showcased at Canada Music Week in Toronto.

Thanks to the global reach of the internet the band are also featured on numerous podcasts, webzines and music blogs worldwide, with the cds selling as far and wide as the USA, Indonesia, Australia, Europe, Hong Kong and Canada.

Santa Dog are:

Rowena Dugdale - vocals/guitar
Rob Williams - lead guitar
Steve Bell- bass
Martin Maidment - drums

New single Spark it up coming 8th November, check out the music page for preview.

Thanks to Steve Lamacq for playing Spark it up on his BBC Radio 2 show on Weds 15th October