We’re stoked to welcome Dawes to the Ernie Ball Family! The roots-rock band from Southern California have toured with acts like Kings Of Leon, Bob Dylan, Conor Oberst, and Mumford and Sons. They’re known for their balance of west coast folk singer style, country-rock and more recently, straightforward guitar-driven indie rock tones. The band is on the road now in support of their new album, “Passwords”.

Dawes plays Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, Power Slinky, and Everlast Phosphor Bronze Med Light.

Take Dawes with you out on the road by adding them to your playlist below.



Post-punk newcomers, Shame, are quickly emerging as one of the most intriguing bands to come out of the U.K. After their 2014 formation in South London, the school friends refined their sound by practicing at the Queen’s Pub in Brixton, England before releasing their 2018 debut album, Songs of Praise, via British indie label Dead Oceans. Shame has an unapologetic, self-deprecating attitude towards their potential rise to stardom, evident throughout their discography, and on tracks like “One Rizla”. Shame has been hustling around the globe the past few months, touring in the U.S., Canada, and Asia, with upcoming dates in Europe and the U.K. before year’s end.

Shame play Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and Regular Slinky Bass.

Get rowdy in the basement with Shame by adding them to your playlist below.



The Bombpops


Fat Wreck Chords very own, The Bombpops have been Southern California pop-punk regulars for the last ten years, forming in Oceanside, CA in 2007. Despite bandmate turnover and the unexpected death of producer Tony Sly, The Bombpops have persevered through adversity and are closing out 2018 having created their best music to date, with their recent EP Dear Beer. The four-song EP has a distinctively narrative nature, creating a very personable, introspective listening experience. Deer Beer, despite its occasionally somber tones, contains ultimately uplifting sentiments, as the group combats self-loathing with light-hearted hopefulness. The Bombpops have a handful of upcoming U.S. shows to close out 2018, in cities such as Denver and Albuquerque.

The Bombpops riff it out with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, Regular Bass Slinky, and Polypro straps.

Listen to the top tracks from The Bombpops below and catch a show near you.

Dhani Harrison


Growing up in the household of Beatles legend George Harrison, it is no surprise that Dhani Harrison (George’s son) has followed in the footsteps of his highly revered father, successfully in his own way. The Grammy award-winner has continuously collaborated with a diverse collection of world-renowned acts such Wu-Tang Clan and Pearl Jam, in addition to establishing himself as a talented soundtrack composer, for movies such as Beautiful Creatures and shows like White Famous. Despite a long catalog of work, it took Harrison until the Fall of 2017 to make his solo debut, entitled IN///Parallel, which was met with critical acclaim. Harrison is set to perform once at the end of November at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles – get your tickets before they sell out.

Dhani Harrison counts on Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and Power Slinky.

Dive deep into the talented discography of Dhani Harrison below.

Bonus Content

Take an extra look behind the scenes as to what inspires and motivates Dhani Harrison to compose and write music below.

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