It’s the biggest upset in our Tracks Of The Week poll so far. The Sheepdogs, a relatively unknown band from the wilds of Saskatchewan, Canada, have claimed the No.1 spot – at the expense of Mötley Crüe. Sheesh… what a Dulux-daubing disappointment for Nikki and co. But well done to the ‘Dogs.
You voted in your hundreds to place The Sheepdogs’ The Way It Is in at the summit of our latest chart – beating da Crüe’s new song Sex into second place by some considerable margin.
Trailing in third position came Shindown’s Enemies.
There was a terrific result for Birch Hill Dam’s Fathoms Below at No.4, followed by Jack White’s Freedom At 21 at No.5.
Read on for the full results in our most epic Tracks Of The Week poll to date.
1. The Sheepdogs – The Way It Is The winners of last year’s choose the cover of Rolling Stone contest, The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned band ever to appear on the front page of the magazine. The lead single for the upcoming album The Sheepdogs is the guitar-fuelled The Way It Is. Frontman Ewan Currie explains: “I wanted to do a song that had a big, nasty strut. Nothing packs a punch like a two-note riff. It’s lean and mean.” The Sheepdogs will be released on September 4 via Atlantic Records.
2. Mötley Crüe – Sex Da Crüe’s track is called (somewhat inevitably) Sex.The band’s first new song in four years, it was written (rather hurriedly, by the sound of it) during Mötley’s residency in Las Vegas last February. The band have released the song to help promote their summer tour of the US with Kiss.