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The Lives of the Monster Dogs / Press

“It seems like some musicians were just meant to come together. That’s how it is for The Lives of the Monster Dogs... And they make awesome music. The Lives of the Monster Dogs fuses rock ‘n’ roll with honky-tonk and a dash of blues to make controlled, yet powerful tunes rooted in Southern tradition and covering topics on everything from zombies to cheaters. Songwriter Kingsley says she creates songs to “tell an emotional truth.” The Lives of the Monster Dogs has recently put out its second album, “Living End,” which Hall describes as a “strange mix of impressions, moods and stories. It represents where we’re at right now.” Where they are is a great place to be. “Living End” is chock full of talent, showcasing the musicians’ abilities and the songwriting talent of Kingsley. ”

“Hailing from Georgia, The Lives of the Monster Dogs know how to play some dark, gritty rock. The creepy country sounding “Cottonmouth” slithers like a snake down a desert highway to a hypnotic beat. Upon first listen, a listener may mistake this band for a country band with rock leanings, but on the track “Bullet” we see a band that has some rockabilly influences as well. The drumming work of Becky Dalke coupled with the twangy guitar of Grace Buford keeps things moving and rollin’. “Cassandra” slows things up with a spacey riff and a nice groove, recalling the alternative rock phase of the 90s. However, unlike a lot of bands these days that rip off the music of that era, Lives of the Monster Dogs borrow just enough to job listeners’ heads of an era past while at the same time offering something new.”

““Wow, this is some great music!” Okay, I can certainly say more, but this is what I thought when I first visited the band’s ReverbNation profile and listened to their tunes. Each tune I heard captured me fully. I often scan through the first few seconds of a band that I’m exploring before moving to the next track. I can guarantee that I listened straight through every song on this group’s profile.”

“I love having a Monster Dogs shirt! And the music is great!”

Kirsten Bakis (author of the book, "lives of the monster dogs") - email