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Sticky Fingers

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Some bands meet from lame shit like gumtree advertisements, while others are formed with a touch of the divine. One Summers night some years ago, on a drunken street in Newtown. Dylan Frost was wrapping up a fruitless nights busking. Paddy walked past, when a by-standing bouncer commanded he, “give the bloke some coin, brew!?”

Instead, Paddy and Dyz struck up a chat. Bonding over mutual hobbies like music and weed (the basis of every substantial friendship). Soon, associate degenerates Hollywood, Crabz and Beaker banded together, and STIFI was erected.

Debut album, Caress Your Soul , is still doing its rounds on the AIR Charts. Released in 2013, it features 3 songs that made it into Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2013. The album tour that followed was no doubt selling like hot cakes. STIFI sold out every venue that ‘Straya could throw at them, then they boarded a plane to give Europe the Finger. Europe Tour in May of 2013 saw the boys playing in a total of 32 dates (in 40 days) in Holland, UK and France.

In 2014, Sticky Fingers dropped their second album ‘Land of Pleasure’ with a bang. The album debuted at #3 on the ARIA charts , stormed the AIR Independent Album Chart at #1 , was triple j feature album with three tracks making it into the 2015 Hottest 100 (Gold Snafu making it to the top 20) and also making it in 2016 despite not releasing a single that year (their Like A Version of DMA’s “Delete” coming it at number 84). ‘Land of Pleasure’ also nabbed 2 ARIA Award Nominations that year. The lads spent most of 2015 abroad with a plethora of sold out shows around the world, taking them to USA , Canada , Europe , UK , and New Zealand multiple times.

Stickies also performed to a record-breaking early attendance crowd of 20,000 people at Splendour In The Grass in 2014 before returning in 2016 to play to one of the biggest crowds in the festival’s history . They also played Falls Festival , Woodford Festival , Southbound Festival and BW Festival (NZ) all over one New Year period, have been announced for Beyond The Valley Festival, Lost Paradise Festival , Southbound , and NZ’s Day Dreams Festival to round out 2016.

They have sold out second and third dates on their national tours time and time again (including their upcoming Australia National tour for October and November 2016), as well as sold out a 2015 national tour without even announcing it ( and then did it AGAIN ).

They graced magazine covers (draped in velvet and kittens), reached a milestone two million views on their video for ‘Australia Street’, as well as close to a million views on all their other videos, caught the attention of Johnny Marr (The Smiths) at their London show, and Rory McCann (The Hound – Game Of Thrones) in Toronto, as well as released a cover and clip of The Specials “Ghost Town” protesting the Sydney Lock outs – subsequently making headlines on the impact of the laws on the local music scene.

Sticky Fingers kicked off 2016 by spending 4 weeks in Thailand at Karma Sounds Studios with producer Dann Hume recording their anticipated third album ‘Westway (The Glitter & The Slums)’ , which will be released on September 30 worldwide. After almost two years of non-stop touring, the endless road and building animosity had taken its toll, leaving the band emotionally and physically exhausted. What started as a time saving venture to record and get a much needed holiday in a tropical paradise turned into a month-long beachside saviour – rebuilding and revitalising the band, and producing their best collection of songs to date.

Now recently returning from a European tour where they played sold out headline shows and countless festivals such as Amsterdam Woods Festival, Straend Festival, Obstwiesen Festival and O2 venues around the whole of England . Before the EU tour they had a chance to tear up the US in Apr -May playing over 20 shows and SELLING OUT; The Beat Kitchen (Chicago), Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn), Larimer Lounge (Denver), Troubadour (West Hollywood) and performed at the Cali Roots festival in Monterey, CA. They’ll kick off their album tour in Los Angeles at the Teragram (Sep 30th), which has already SOLD OUT , and will make their way round North America before coming back to Australia for their sold out Oz Album Tour in November.

 

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