The Sheepdogs are in the midst of a world tour after the release of their sixth studio album Changing Colours.
The Saskatoon rockers admit they tried some new things with their new album, including some different sounds and inspiration from different genres.
“We have interests in a lot of different kinds of music. Old country music, roots, soul, music that uses horns a lot of the time,” said Ewan Currie, band’s lead singer.
“We love rock music, it’s where our heart lies, but I think the key to making it interesting over six albums is to bring in other elements and fuse them together.”
The band said they took a different approach with their new album, taking a more prolonged creative process when recording the 17-song tracklist.
“The last couple albums we’ve done, we’ve made in a two week or three week period, whereas this time we made it over the course of six months,” Corbett said.
“I think that affected the way the album sounds.”
It’s a similar approach they took with their Learn and Burn album.
The band started their tour on the west coast, eventually taking them across the Prairies and back to their hometown of Saskatoon for a performance at O’Briens Event Centre.
“The actual day of becomes a little chaotic sometimes because you have to visit mom and grandma, and visit with your friends, which is obviously great,” said Sam Corbett, the band’s drummer. “It’s always a great show for us, we’re pretty lucky to have great shows across Canada.”
“I have to get my Vietnamese lunch in with my parents and that’s about it.” Currie said.
The Sheepdogs are continuing their tour heading toward the east coast, followed by shows planned in Europe and across the United States.