The Sore Losers; New Album, Skydogs Out Now, Making Their U.S. Debut in NY and SXSW


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Rock out all day long to The Sore Losers’ – Conan O’Brien’s

Sabbath-esque bastard-blues boys work the heavy blues and proto-punk templates exceptionally well. These Belgians’ breakthrough Skydogs is a winning splice of punk and heavy rock – Classic Rock Magazine UK

Belgian rockers set the world ablaze on ambitious third album. It ebbs and flows between heavy and heavenly. Their bluey rock meets ‘70s psychedelia twang makes songs like ‘Got It Bad’ and ‘Cherry Cherry’ feel like floor-fillers for one groovy rock’n’roll party. – Kerrang! UK

The Sore Losers are one of the rock finds of 2016 and if you love your rock music this is one album that you need in your collection. – Heavy Music Magazine Australia

Meet the next rock band you need to know, The Sore Losers. They are thrilled to share their new single, “Nightcrawler” from their third album, Skydogs (released on 11.4.16). Late Night’s own, Conan O’Brien is premiering the song, as their U.S. debut. CLICK HERE to listen exclusively on

The lead singer, Jan Straetemans says, “We’re into good guitar playing with a groovy hard-rock rhythm section. But we combine this with the spirit of proto-punk bands like The Stooges and MC5. I guess it’s a combination of both worlds. We’re on a mission. This band is our life.”

is a 10 track collection that showcases the band’s raw, raunchy and energetic sound. Produced by Grammy Award winner, Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Anderson East, Zac Brown Band), Skydogs unleashes the ultra-electric fuzzy guitars that will have you grab your leather jacket and head down to the front of the stage to dance to the beat of the living dead.

Last year, The Sore Losers released three other singles, “Got It Bad,” “Cherry Cherry” and “Emily.”

CLICK HERE to watch “Got it Bad” music video
CLICK HERE To watch “Cherry Cherry” music video
CLICK HERE to watch “Emily” music video


In support of their new album and already being known internationally, The Sore Losers are making their US debut in NYC and SXSW. See tour dates below.


The Sore Losers are Jan Straetemans (Vocals/Guitar), Cedric Maes (Guitar), Kevin Maenen (bass), and Alessio Di Turi (drums). Founded in 2009, The Belgium four-piece band, bring a mix of punk rock, hard rock, indie and classic rock, veer from sounding like Black Sabbath on “Blood Moon” to The Raconteurs on their current single,” Nightcrawler The band has just been on tour with Boss Hog, Kaiser Chiefs and White Denim through Europe. Armed with their third album, Skydogs, they are now coming your way (to the US) to stun American rock fans.. Named one of the best rock bands in 2016 by Classic Rock Magazine, The Sore Losers are just getting started. The band’s name is inspired by the 1997 cult movie of the same name and the title of their third album Skydogs is a reference to Duane Allman’s nickname.

The Sore Losers Tour Dates
March 11 – NYC – Private Event
March 16 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder Inside
March 18 – Austin, TX – Bar 96

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