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Forge Hounds


Forge Hounds
Not The One
Feb.10th, 2023.

“Not The One” is a short snappy sharp riff driven tune which shows Forge Hounds can also write the perfect pop rock single. Think Cheap Trick meets ZZ Top with a hint of Ramones and you’re getting close. If “Damned If You Don’t” was their thought-provoking debut musical statement “Not The One” sees the band move things in a more radio friendly direction.

“Not The One” is a slight disagreement set to song. Two guys claim neither of them upset a particular woman dear to both of them. She might have been their lover, mother, sister – whoever.  Now she’s gone and the boys are left to make their case for which of them caused her the most upset – without either of them accepting responsibility for whatever it is they did or didn’t do.

It was recorded and engineered by Brendan Carthy at Orchard Studios, Enniscorthy and mixed and mastered by Frankie McClay at Einstein Studios, Antrim. The supporting video was shot at Electric Avenue in Waterford by Colin Shanahan of Digicol Photography and Media Productions.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Hailing from Waterford, Ireland, Forge Hounds is a new and exciting hard rock project that draws on influences from the likes of ZZ Top, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy and Hanoi Rocks to deliver a BIG sound driven by lean and mean guitar riffs, compelling dual vocals and a pumping rhythm section.

Forge Hounds. It does what it says on the tin- no nonsense, hard rocking good times !!!!” Barry Devlin, HORSLIPS

Featuring veteran songwriters and musicians Paul J Bolger (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Mick Wall (Vocals / Lead Guitar), Steve Roche (Bass), and Andy Kavanagh (Drums), the members have shared the Stage with the likes of Horslips, Def Leppard, Brian Downey, Olly Murs, Eric Bell, Paul Di’Anno and Mama’s Boys, while also having played on releases that were positively reviewed by 80’s rock legends Jon Bon Jovi and Robin Crosby of Ratt.

“Not The One” will be released on Friday 10th February 2023, on all good digital platforms such as Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and Spotify.

Forge Hounds – Not The One 1oth Feb 23

Forge Hounds – Damned If You Don’t

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