Thursday 27th June 2013 | Camille
Let me introduce to you a band that is all about Happy Endings, and a band that will ‘Caress Your Soul’ with its sultry and charming vocals and fusion of indie-rock, reggae, soul, and garage-pop instrumentals.
Since 2009, Australia has been watching Sticky Fingers emerged from the Sydney’s inner west suburbs. This fun-loving, uncouth, yet comical quintet formed after the bassist, Paddy Fingers, and drummer, known as Beaker, met New Zealand busker, Dylan, outside of a pub in Newtown, Sydney. The keyboardist and guitarist, Freddy (better known as Crabbz) and Seamus (Red Thunder), were the later editions to Sticky Fingers, or intimately known as StiFi. The band’s influences and role models include The Clash, Pink Floyd, The Flaming Lips, Scientist, and Toots, and Sticky Fingers carries this young, loving-life, rock-partying ideal through their own music, but they have also given rock something new and unique. StiFi has given the music industry a sound that is interestingly seductive, whether they intend to it or not.
Keeping in good humour the band released their first mini album late 2010, Extended Play, and now we have their debut album Happy Endings which was released late 2012. Happy Endings with hit tracks such as ‘Caress Your Soul’, ‘Clouds and Cream’, and ‘Australia Street’ has received a positive response by the Australian press and the boys have earned a well-deserved large fan-base right across Australia. The tracks included on the Happy Endings album really do have a happy affect on listeners, especially listening to ‘Australia Street’ which is a feel-good tune that is casual, warming, and fun – it is just like summer. The use of the good old fish-eye camera lens in this music video has just added to the fun and sentiment that this track invokes.
‘Caress Your Soul’ is the track which is cheeky and gives listeners the urge to dance in their place like no one is watching. This is a tune that exposes front-man Dylan’s attractive voice and the band’s talent for composing strong, taut instrumentals which beautifully compliment the lyrics and leave a luminous, elevated vibe.
Since gaining widespread recognition, Sticky Fingers have supported many Australian bands such as Children Collide, Urthboy, Amy Meredith, and Australia’s widely-loved Art vs. Science.
Sticky Fingers has a very bright future, and could quite possibly be bigger than the indie-rock-pop Ben Hur. Watch out for this band, because they will soon be hitting the British shores, playing in London 17th July – it will be a gig worth attending!
Written By Abby D @AbbyDonkin