Friday, Sep. 30, 2016
The sold out Teragram Ballroom In Los Angeles on Friday night was reeling with energy as excited fans pushed their way to the stage in anticipation of seeing Australian indie band Sticky Fingers. As soon as the lights went down the fans chanted “sticky, sticky, sticky” and when the Aussie band hit the stage at 10:40 p.m. it was an explosion – dancing and hands pumping. It was clear the band felt the love from their fans as they smiled and reached out to the lucky few with a front row view.
With a fourth album, Westway (The Glitter & The Slums) released September 30, 2016 via Warner/Sureshaker and a North American tour in their pocket, Sticky Fingers, has already made a huge splash in the U.S. and fans are crazy for them. Described as a musical blend of reggae and rock, Paddy Cornwall (bass/vocals) cites influences as diverse as Pink Floyd and The Clash as a testament to their sound. Regardless, their music is a fun punchy blend of pop, rock and reggae with all the right elements to keep their fans engaged.
During a recent interview with Paddy Cornwall he told us about the bands’ recording process and the unique experience surrounding the recording of their current release. Cornwall said on recording Westway “…it felt like we checked into rehab”. Rehab being the beautiful villa Karma Sounds Studios in Thailand where they wrote and recorded. Cornwall felt it really helped getting together in a vacation-like atmosphere “creating something beautiful together.”
The first single “Outkast at Last” came in #1 most played tracks for 2 weeks straight in March. The new album is a departure from their previous albums with lyrical themes like rehab, breakups and loneliness. According to Keyboardist, Freddy Crabs, “Expect stronger musicianship, bigger and better solos, synths and high falsettos.”
Opening for Sticky Fingers, Los Angeles band King Shelter, set the tone and got the crowd pumping, not to mention a little bit of crowd surfing by lead vocalist Taylor Hecocks.
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