The art of telling stories, of expressing emotion, of speaking with rhythm and register, has been a need of humanity since the very beginning. Without storytelling, we have silence. Head of the Herd is opposite that silence, the musical collision of our bluesy forefathers' storytelling, with the palpable energy of Rock n' Roll.
The Vancouver based band has recently completed their sophomore record and they've unmistakably found their stride. Harnessing the energy of their live show, this record highlights the beastly, melodic, storytelling prowess that is Head of the Herd. They created the album in two sessions. The first with one of rock's most sought after producers Gggarth Richardson, the man behind Rage Against the Machine's chart topping debut, Biffy Clyro's 2013 UK #1 album "Opposites" and countless in between. The second session was produced by Rick Jackett & James Black from the multi-platinum group Finger Eleven. The Album is set for a June 4 release. The album will be named after the first single, a duet with Jasmin Parkin from Mother Mother titled "By This Time Tomorrow." The song has been used by the NHL & Hockey Night in Canada for a playoff montage, and as of late June, the song hit #1 on the national rock charts.
In the time since the release of their debut LP “On The House,” Head of the Herd has gained significant momentum. Being named Fox Seeds winners (previous winners include Nickelback, Matthew Good Bif Naked & More) was only the beginning. They’ve toured across the Country for Canadian Music Week, released music videos for their radio singles, played Telusfest, the Grey Cup Festival, and have opened for Guns n' Roses, The Sheepdogs, and the Trews. Their single “Knock Me Down” has taken them on and beyond the radio, being featured in Rip Curl and well as GT Bikes/Red Bull videos online.
Their debut single “Ain’t My Day” has been played on radio throughout Western Canada and online, with a video by acclaimed director Luke Hansen-MacDonald. And recently, Billabong has used their chilling tale of “Erinyes” for their Damn AM TV show. Head of the Herd is modern blues with a hell of an edge, and they're proud to unveil their sophomore LP, "By This Time Tomorrow."