With eight members in the full line-up (including Guardian columnist Tim Dowling) and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass.
Their live shows are exuberant, accomplished, stirring and funny, mixing country-fried heartbreakers, belting anthems and foot-stomping singalongs. They've been a firm favourite on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, and have been playing to sell-out crowds across the country in the past year.
Third album, Westward Ho!, was released this October.