09/11/23 - There are still some tickets left for our gig on 24 Nov at the Green Note but they're slipping away so don't miss out!
16/10/23 - Here's a video trailer for our forthcoming London gig on Fri 24 November at the Green Note, featuring an excerpt from "Song For A 5-String Guitar" off the latest album and filmed in Lyndon's secret hideaway somewhere beyond Proxima Centauri... https://youtu.be/doCSeBCJvV0?si=yb86LlYy5gafxXhi
24/09/23 - Tickets are still on sale for our autumn London show at the Green Note on Fri 24 Nov. Special guest is the fabulous Vinny Peculiar. It’s a small venue so early booking advised! Tickets/venue info:
12/07/23 - UPCOMING GIGS! we're pleased to announce a few outings in the upcoming months with more dates to follow as soon as they're confirmed. We'll be going out under the name of Lyndon Morgans/Songdog and these gigs will feature Lyndon & fellow Songdog regular Karl 'Pod' Woodward (on the magic Mellotron & Nord keyboards), plus our lovely new violinist Bethan Frieze. The setlist will include songs from earlier Songdog albums reworked for the new set up, plus of course tracks from Lyndon's recent solo album "Of Gods And Men".
Fri 14 July - HASTINGS: Jason McNiff's Sundowner at the Jenny Lind Inn (69 High St, TN34 3EW tel 01424 421392). It's a short set (45 mins) & we're on at 5.30pm sharp! Free entry.
Tue 18 July - NEWTON ABBOT: The Deco Lounge at the Jolly Farmer (8 Market St TQ12 2RB tel 01626 354010). Doors 7pm, music starts 7.30pm. Plus support from up & coming local songwriter Third Girl From the Left. Tickets available from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/585133/
Thur 14 Sept - WORCESTER: Marrs Bar (12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester WR1 1TA). Doors 8pm. Plus support from the fabulous Vinny Peculiar. Tickets available from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/587335/
Sat 23 Sept - STALBRIDGE: Guggleton Farm Arts (Station Road, Dorset DT10 2RQ Tel 01963 363456). DETAILS/TICKET LINK TO FOLLOW SOON.
Fri 24 Nov - LONDON: Green Note (106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN). DETAILS/TICKET LINK TO FOLLOW SOON.
03/06/23 - GIGS FOR JULY!
Fri 14 July: Jason McNiff's Sundowner at the Jenny Lind Inn, Hastings (69 High St TN34 3EW tel 01424 421392). It's a short set (45 mins) & we're on at 5.30pm sharp! (Free entry)
Tue 18 July: The Deco Lounge, Upstairs at the Jolly Farmer in Newton Abbot (8 Market St TQ12 2RB tel 01626 354010). Doors 7pm, music starts 7.30pm. Plus support. Tickets https://www.wegottickets.com/event/585133/
15/04/23 - New review for ‘Of Gods And Men’ in US magazine Goldmine by Lee Zimmerman (see Press section)
06/01/23 - The new video for 'Of Gods And Men' premieres today on Americana UK https://americana-uk.com/video-premiere-lyndon-morgans-of-gods-and-men
24/12/22 - We were hoping that the vinyl version of the new album would be here by Christmas but it seems Santa's been delayed. You can preorder it though from the likes of HMV, Rough Trade, Amazon & other stores https://hmv.com/store/music/vinyl/of-gods-and-men
Here's a trailer of all the lovely things people have said about the new LP. https://youtu.be/tpxgI_5rD3s
29/11/22 - Great new review from Spanish magazine @Dirty_Rock (the writer calls the album "One of the most beautiful records of the year, perfect to listen to in the warmth of the fireplace.")
18/11/22 - BRISTOL UPDATE: We're very sorry to announce that the show at Zed Alley next Fri 25 Nov has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We were so looking forward to it and are absolutely gutted to disappoint anyone who was planning to come. Refunds on tickets already bought will be processed automatically by the promoter through WeGotTickets. We hope very much to schedule another date next year as soon as possible.
14/11/22 - Great review of Lyndon's new album by Michael Macy at Americana UK
12/11/22 - Listen in to Steve Arlene’s Americana show on Sunday 13 November (10-11am) to hear a live interview with Lyndon and tracks from the new (and less new) albums
12/11/22 - Thank you so much to all who came to St Pancras Old Church last night and made it such a great evening!
11/11/22 - TONIGHT - LONDON Fri 11 Nov - St Pancras Old Church @SPOCMusic. Last call for adv tickets £11 (inc booking fee) or £15 on door. (NB Please bring cash if buying on door as we aren’t yet set up for card payments). Doors 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm. Adv/details: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/552976
07/11/22 - A track from Lyndon's new album played by Mike Davies on his Alternative Roots show on Brum Radio ("My Own Worst Enemy") https://www.mixcloud.com/BrumRadio/alternative-roots-with-mike-davies-06112022/
04/11/22 - New review from the Daily Express https://twitter.com/_Songdog/status/1588541454536015874?s=20&t=iFug7FM5ewLss0o7TTJpcQ
02/11/22 - New on We Are Cult https://wearecult.rocks/lyndon-morgans-of-gods-and-men
28/10/22 - It's release day for Lyndon's new solo album 'Of Gods And Men'! We hope you enjoy it!
06/10/22 -We're looking forward to the release of Lyndon's new LP Of Gods And Men (28 Oct) & hope you are too. First pre-sale links are through from our distributor if you'd like to pre-order - it really helps us if you do! XX❤️
02/09/22 - We now have a live date in Bristol at Zed Alley on Fri 25 November. Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/498236
01/09/2022 - Tickets are now on sale for our London album launch at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church on Fri 11 November 2022 - Tickets £11 advance including WeGotTickets booking fee of 10% or £15 on the door. 18+ only due to licensing restrictions. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/552976
20/07/2022 - We're very happy to present the cover of the next album. 'Of Gods And Men' will be released via Junkyard Songs on 28 October 2022 and is the first LP to come out under Lyndon Morgans's own name rather than as Songdog. It'll be available in both CD and digital formats with a double vinyl album to follow at a later date. We will post presale links as soon as we have them. There'll be live dates in the autumn too - watch this space for ticket details over the next few days!
01//05/22 - We did an interview with French site Electrypop plus recorded a new live video of old favourite ‘A Thousand Roads To Hell’. Follow the link to see both https://electrypop.com/2022/05/01/electrypop-interview-songdog/
01/01/22 - New album next year, but in the meantime this is the closest thing we ever did to a New Year song. Here's to all of us and a brighter 2022! https://youtu.be/0y4Qh1lsoR4
30/12/21 - Adieu, then, 2021. It was a good year for me, from early March to September we worked up the songs I’d written during the previous year’s lockdown and September through to early December we recorded said songs with Al Franklinos at Shrunken Heads - the album will appear next year and we’re currently rehearsing a live set (it’s been over two years since the last gig!). Cultural highlights for me have included the sublime Get Back, with special mentions for Nomadland and The Power of the Dog and the two volumes of Joni’s archive stuff to be released so far; the lowlights would include the mighty Charlie Watts’s passing.
Here’s to a groovy new year for all deserving one.
25/12/21 - Merry Christmas everyone!
26/11/21 - End of week six at Shrunken Heads, one more week and we’ll be done. The mixes are sounding damned fine. Over the weekend I’ll watch Get Back, see if I can scavenge a few atoms of the Fabs’ godlike genius for Al to sprinkle over our final mixes! Will format it and get it mastered for the various media throughout the coming month and then begin the slow climb to release for next year. 2021’s been a good year for me.
08/11/21 - Started mixing the new album at Shrunken Heads today. Some backing-vocals to be recorded later in the week but essentially the parts are all done. Will be released next year and we’ll do some gigs too.
27/09/21 - Still at Shrunken Heads, toiling at another record. Going great guns thus far, Al Franklinos weaving his usual magic. This week will be about bass and drums.
15/08/21 - Here’s a song of Phil Burdett’s that he invited me to sing on a few years ago. He contributed in return a scorching vocal to my G-Flat Gumbo from the current Songdog record. Phil has a superb new album just out, Tall Tales From A Low County, highly recommended.
13/07/21 - The last album came out the very week the plague lockdown kicked in, sixteen months ago already. Felt rather like James Joyce did when the outbreak of World War II sunk Finnegans Wake! Anyway, it’s still out there on CD and vinyl for those hipsters with the musical cojones to dare an affair with it. In other news, we begin recording the next one on Sept 13th at Shrunken Heads.28/06/21 - Demos coming around for a second pass, can’t the Fates arrange more hours in a day? Anyway, recording sessions for the next album begin on September 13th at the hallowed Shrunken Heads studio.
24/05/21 - Well, happy 80th birthday Bob! Here's our version of Desolation Row in tribute...
16/05/21 - Still available to listen to on Le Village Pop
10/05/21 - As of May 2021, Songdog will be operating as a duo, consisting of Lyndon Morgans and Karl 'Pod' Woodward.
03/05/21 Here's a video of 'A Love Song To Mabel', one of the new songs currently being demoed in preparation for going into the studio in the autumn to record the next album! https://youtu.be/nOID_QVcFYo
08/03/21 - Just started demoing twelve songs for another record!
24/02/21 - We are excited to announce that fab French online radio station Le Village Pop has made a whole podcast episode dedicated to Songdog - listen here if you miss it the first time
10/12/20 - Lovely new review of 'A Happy Ending' from Lee Zimmerman in the January issue of US magazine Goldmine!
23/11/20 - Another appearance for us on the lovely Le Village Pop station - this time a little literary segment that appears every Monday, made from a song which has inspired their columnist ❤️
16/11/20 - An excellent new review from Antony Clay at Chase Magazine! https://chasemagsy.wordpress.com/2020/11/16/album-review-a-happy-ending-by-songdog-junkyard-songs/?fbclid=IwAR39saAN6wdKcUEr48oOlT6QQQf6NeVnYuCLdsOCsIk1YL0L3gmYBbw4EmE
04/09/20 - Our new album 'A Happy Ending' is out now on Junkyard Songs on vinyl, CD & download - please buy it so we can go & make the next one, which is already written! Available from stores including HMV, Juno, Norman, Fopp & other selected independent shops & online from Amazon et al. Watch the album trailer here https://youtu.be/4phfe4kI5C8 #Songdog #AHappyEnding
03/08/20 - Here's a new video for an edited mix of God Don't Believe In Me No More from our latest album A Happy Ending. Hope you enjoy it! Songdog - God Don't Believe In Me No More (2020) https://youtu.be/TTh7Hwyfkwg
Update on the vinyl release of "A Happy Ending" - due to the current situation it'll now be out on Fri 22 May but you can still preorder from selected stores & https://www.normanrecords.com/records/180989-songdog-a-happy-ending?fbclid=IwAR0XH3tId_5Lly9hGr7nAt7RdIOsm0MbKRAATMKGU7YxLEnrVf-ztisTCIM
We're looking forward to our first ever vinyl album release on 8 May - "A Happy Ending" can be preordered from Norman (and you can get the CD there too
03/04/20 - 9/10 for A Happy Ending from Tim Martin in Americana UK today - thank you!
31/03/20 - Given that it might be a bit difficult to get hold of our new album at the moment, we thought you might like to come and follow us on Spotify...
27/03/20 - Thank you! 4* review for the new album from Gavin Martin in the Daily Mirror today! https://twitter.com/_Songdog/status/1243474477301841921?s=20
27/03/20 - Songdog's new album 'A Happy Ending' is released today on CD & digital. Limited edition vinyl out 8 May. Available from HMV, Amazon, Apple & selected independent stores.
"Another stellar collection" 9/10 UNCUT (Allan Jones)
"Bejewelled lyrics of wit, woe & wonder" 4*** Daily Mirror (Gavin Martin)
"The nearest thing we have to John Prine" 4*** RNR (Nick Toczek)
21/03/20 - Wow! 9/10 for our new album from Allan Jones in Uncut magazine AND we’re on the lovely covermount CD! Thank you!!! https://twitter.com/_Songdog/status/1241359860333191168?s=20
18/03/20 - Bought the latest issue of RnR magazine in Cwmbran & very chuffed to see a 4* review from Nick Toczek - thank you! https://twitter.com/_Songdog/status/1240342612634107904?s=20
16/03/20 - Dear all, we're very sorry to have to announce that all Songdog shows have been postponed due to uncertainty around the virus situation. Rescheduled dates will be announced shortly (tickets will remain either valid or refundable, we will let you know ASAP). The decision has not been taken lightly & we hope you will understand. We're very grateful as always for your support. Stay well, everyone! Love from Songdog xx
09/03/20 - Just under three weeks until our new album 'A Happy Ending' comes out on Junkyard Songs - (Fri 27 March, CD & digital)!
25/02/20 - Just a reminder that our forthcoming album 'A Happy Ending' is now available to preorder on iTunes! The CD will be in stores from 27 March (preorder coming soon). This release will also be our first available in vinyl too, though due to circumstances beyond our control that won't be out until 8 May.
17/02/20 - Songdog's latest video - 'G Flat Gumbo' (edited version), from the forthcoming album 'A Happy Ending', to be released on 27 March 2020. https://youtu.be/1LS2Fmn97QY
08/02/20 - Tickets now on sale for Songdog's album launch at St Pancras Old Church, London on Friday 27 March! https://www.wegottickets.com/event/497413#.Xj7cyq2P_PU.link
24/01/20 - A date for your diary! #Songdog’s album launch gig just confirmed for Friday 27 March at St Pancras Old Church, London. Ticket details & more info coming soon, watch this space! #AHappyEnding @SPOCMusic
10/01/20 - Finally! We're very excited to be able to announce the release date of our next album 'A Happy Ending' will be Friday 27 March 2020. More details coming soon - in the meantime here's a live snippet recorded a while back, to give you a taste of what's to come... https://twitter.com/i/status/1215684927372582912
31/12/19 - Wishing you a very happy new year & thanks to all of you for supporting our music - we couldn't do it without you! A new album's coming in the Spring but in the meantime here's the closest we have to a celebration song! xx https://youtu.be/0y4Qh1lsoR4
17/06/19 - We’re back in Liverpool on 6 September - hope to see you there!
28/04/19 - Lyndon playing his new 1969 twelve string Gibson. Bought from Folkies Music especially for recording the new album at Shrunkenhead Studios. It sounds amazing. #folkies #shrunkenheadstudios #songdog #gibsonguitars
08/04/19 - Recording a new album at Shrunken Heads with the splendid Mr Alex Franklinos at the controls, first week over, four or more to go! So far so wonderful!
20/02/19 - We're pleased to announce that Lyndon has been named as a #Semifinalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition #ISC2018SEMIFINALIST https://songwritingcompetition.com/semifinalists
Hear 'It's Not A Love Thing' and 'A Life Eroding' here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5tmaH3xbt2L0H63IztavkM
08/01/19 - A big thank you to Jeremy Searle and Americana UK for featuring our video for 'Raise Your Glass In Praise'! 🙏😍
31/12/18 - Happy New Year! 'Raise Your Glass In Praise' by Songdog, is from the album 'Joy Street'. It's basically a list of things we like! NB The footage of Songdog among Jolyon Dupuy's gorgeous art installations was shot by Cath Dupuy in their lovely sculpture garden.
25/12/18 - Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a lovely day! 🎄🎁🍷😘😘xxx
15/12/18 - We LOVE this quote from Andy Davis of the wonderful Andy's Records in Aberystwyth - thank you, Andy! "One of the best songwriters to have come out of Wales. Ever. He is our Waits, our Young and our Cohen, all in one cute little bundle of sardonic couplets. He is Lyndon Morgans."
13/12/18 - New solo acoustic version of St Lucy's Day, recorded in Cwrt-y-Bella Churchyard, Cwm Corrwg, South Wales. https://youtu.be/72uCylF5ff8
01/12/18 - This is a new live acoustic version of the song Barbarella, originally released in 2008 on Songdog's fourth album, A Wretched Sinner’s Song (their second for One Little Indian Records). This version was recorded in Oct 2018 in Bedwellty Churchyard, near Blackwood, South Wales. https://youtu.be/YMg3BNWNWcQ
29/11/18 - Thanks Dave Renegade for playing us on his Dark Heart of Camden show tonight!
29/11/18 - Thanks Barnes Newberry for playing us on his US My Back Pages show!
24/11/18 - Superb gig at the Slaughtered Lamb last night, great crowd and Michael J. Sheehy’s set was really something to behold. Now there are records to be made .....!
16/11/18 - One week tonight we'll be playing at the Slaughtered Lamb - will YOU be there? Let us know if you're coming - tickets still available if you haven't bought yours yet! It's going to be a great night, don't miss out! 🎶🎶😍😍
18/10/18 - Advance tickets on sale for Songdog's last London show of the year, don't miss out! https://slamb.glasswerk.co.uk/#event_id=33kfjv30
15/09/18 - It's tonight! Hope to see some of you in Eastbourne at the Printers Playhouse 8.30pm !
15/08/18 - Just a reminder that Songdog return to the Printers Playhouse, Eastbourne on Sat 15 September. NB NO SUPPORT. 8.30pm. Info: http://www.printersplayhouse.co.uk
14/08/18 - Songdog's next London show will be at the Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX on Friday 23 November. Our special guest will be be the fabulous Michael J. Sheehy (Miraculous Mule/Dream City Film Club) and you can buy tickets here!
05/07/18 - CANCELLED - Songdog Fri 6 July 2018 at Genesis Cinema Hackney. We are truly sorry to have to announce this event is now cancelled due to Lyndon's unexpected illness. It will be rescheduled for a later date. In the meantime we look forward to seeing you at the Slaughtered Lamb gig on 23 November.
01/07/18 - I’m saddened by the news Roy Carr has died. He was a fine journalist, one of the few to raise his pen in praise of Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece Death of A Ladies’ Man I seem to remember, and the author over the years of so many good things. He was also very supportive of my own small efforts. So another good one gone. Long live Roy. (Lyndon)
11/06/18 - Thank you @ItsMeHenning and @RubWrongways for using @_Songdog's 'A Life Eroding' in this week's playlist! ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ https://open.spotify.com/user/rubwrongwaysrecords/playlist/7fyuMn8ZZh8N3FoJnaP7jo?si=87LwGaQLRS-kna_ZoBsOQQ
09/06/18 - Don't miss your chance to see Songdog AND a great film! Fri 6 Jul - Nosferatu The Vampyre + Songdog live presented by Music & Movies at Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ. A chance 7.30pm sharp NB NO TRAILERS - Songdog will perform first, followed by the movie. Booking essential: Tickets
01/06/18 - Working on demoing songs for the next album continues!
17/05/18 - TONIGHT (17 May) Our own Lyndon Morgans is playing a short solo set to open Joe Wilkes’s album launch at Oliver’s Bar, 9 Nevada St, Greenwich London SE10 7.30pm. He's performing mostly new (and as yet unrecorded) songs so this may be your chance to catch a very early preview of tracks from the next Songdog album!
10/05/18 - New date: Songdog at the Printers Playhouse Bar, Eastbourne, Sat 15 September!
19/02/18 - Thanks to Americana UK for sharing our video for 'It's Not A Love Thing' https://americana-uk.com/video-songdog-its-not-a-love-thing
31/01/18 - Next gig Thur 1 Feb at The Musician Leicester! #Leicestergigs @MusicianVenue