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The song Bowsie is all about Bowser, vocalist Alastair’s beloved part-Rottweiler, part-Labrador who passed away recently while the band was on tour in Europe.

Alastair’s love for his dogs led to the use and mention of dogs in so many aspects of the band’s image and creative output. For many years they practiced at Alastair’s house, and so the dogs were a big part of their lives. Alastair never got to say goodbye to Bowsie, so now a few months after her passing, she gets honoured with a song about her and the loss felt now that she’s gone.

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