Folk punk band, Ferocious Dog, and their fans, the Hell Hounds, will be helping out the homeless as part of their UK tour.

Next month the band will be in Swindon singing songs from their newly released album, Fake News & Propaganda. Some of the tracks have been co-written by the Levellers' Jeremy Cunningham and Nick Burbridge. Songs on the album cover the topics of fracking, media brainwashing and mental health.

The musicians are keen to help those who are experiencing homeless or poverty and at each gig on the UK tour they are asking people to bring non-perishable food, blankets or toiletry donations to the venue, for the local Charity Food Drop organisers to pick up.

The idea came from singer Ken Bonsall, who got very upset after watching Ken Loaches' film, I Daniel Blake. He decided to use the band's new found fame to highlight the plight of the homeless.

Joining Ken in Ferocious Dog are Dan Booth on fiddle, John Leonard on strings of any description, Les Carter on guitar and Alex Smith and John Alexander making up the rhythm section.

The band are currently performing in Kenya before beginning their UK tour, which starts in Swindon at Level 111 in Commercial Road at 8.30pm, and ends at Nottingham's Rock City.

The Hell Hounds will also be following the musicians to Swindon and will be found forming Totem poles in the mosh pit. The band are hoping that everyone will take along a donation for the homeless of Swindon.

Tickets are £18.50 from - Flicky Harrison