SONG OF THE DAY The Sticks – Come Back

Describing their music as primitive garage-punk, The Sticks are a three-piece hailing from Brighton.

Once dubbed as ‘semi-amateur,’ their music is reportedly recorded using only the most basic equipment which, for me, only enhances their appeal, making me appreciate how a little can go a long way!   If you’ve got it, you’re going to sound good no matter what you are recording on and this band are testament to that!

The key elements of the trio’s sound are undoubtedly drawn from the rudimentary ideas found in the more inept efforts of mid-sixties teen.  Their music engages in a raw, post-punk frenzy of melodic twangy guitars, heavy bass and expressive drums, where hints of Mark E.Smith echoes in the vocals..(also reminding me of the London-based 3-piece, Shopping in places).

Brighton indie label, Faux discx, have recently unearthed the bands long-forgotten and previously unreleased DIY debut, Why Bother.  Due for release a few years back, this album has only now became available for the first time in years thanks to Faux Discx!

I’m currently working my through the album as I type and can definitely recommend it! If you’re enjoying today’s song, Come Back, then I’m pretty certain you’ll like more!  What this album lacks in polished production, it more than makes up for in originality and creativity and I love its ‘what you hear is what you get’ ethic; stripped-back, organic and still sounding fantastic!

Purchase your copy of Why Bother from here.

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