PRICE: $16.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
2-3 Months
ARTIST
TITLE
The Sticks
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
UTR 030CD UTR 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/1/2010

"The Sticks are a stripped down garage party band from Brighton. They bash drums, sway on the bass and claw at guitar - often swapping over instruments between songs live - and yelp with melodic abandon and delight. The Sticks were recently dubbed as 'semi-amateur'; this may be true. With cheap, unreliable equipment they manage to tease out a cacophony of crashing drums and raucous guitar melodies. Finally arriving with their debut self-titled full length, The Sticks have blown the roof off 2007's 10" record and a number of previous singles. Now a trio, the band's sound is more curious than ever. Recorded in an old community hall in Brighton with rudimentary equipment, these songs bounce off the walls with inventive urgency. Thumping deconstructions of 60s riffage give way to more moody bass driven post-punk clatter. These arrangements are certainly crude in nature reflecting the group's limited abilities as musicians, but it is this unpolished approach that draws the listener into the whole potentiality of the music making process." Includes 10 extra tracks not on the 2x7" version.