Sticky Fingers are adding the next chapter to their melodic, melancholic, mega hectic mash. Caress Your Soul is the bands first single off their upcoming debut album.
The band began the year with a bang. A weirdly whack, worship filled 2.45am New Years eve gig at Woodford Festival that had all the hallmarks of some sort of overly devoted, out of control cult. And they haven’t slowed down since. They bolted out on the road in early 2012 for a 32 date 2Quetilaz tour late Feb, staying out until April and selling out venues from the Indi bar in WA to the Sol Bar in Qld. They then went back out on the road for the Megaphonic mini tour again in June, once again packing venues thru SA, and up the East Coast to Qld.
In the short amount of downtime between tours the Sticky’s squirrelled themselves away in the studio working on getting the songs together right. They then enlisted the magic fingers of D. Hume to work on the tracks and before you could say psych doom dub raaaage, what had initially been slated to be an EP has grown to now become an album.
The new material features the band not only doing what they do best – singing songs about feeling low and getting high – it sees Sticky tighten their songwriting, and come up with a bunch of psychotic surf dub love songs.
SONGS: The songs are about the bands four members recent break ups (this band breaks up in cycles apparently). Shortly after the band started touring each of the members went through a break-up and this bunch of songs tells the story (albeit through glorified glasses). The release continues the development of their charismatic genre mash sound. Psych, surf dub garage: Caress Your Soul smashes it all together.
Caress Your Soul is out now and currently on high rotation at JJJ – it’ll be followed early next year by the debut album.
The band’s last single, Happy Endings has scored great support around the country and internationally, picking up a stack of JJJ and Unearthed play in the months following its Oct release and June 2012 and introducing Sticky to a wider audience. Happy Endings has also just gone out on a compilation in the U.S.with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s and a bunch of other choice U.S. new comers.
Sticky Fingers – Made For It 2012 Tour
Saturday 15 September – The Gov
Thursday 20 September – The Joynt
Friday 21 September – Great Northern
Byron Bay, QLD
Saturday 22 September – Sol Bar
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Thursday 27 September – Indi Bar
Friday 28 September – Settlers Tavern
Saturday 29 September – Prince of Wales Hotel
Saturday 30 September – The White Star
Thursday 4 October – Workers Club
Friday 5 October – Baha Tacos
Saturday 6 October – Espy Front Bar
Friday 19 October – TBA
Saturday 20 October – Coolangatta Hotel
Sunday 21 October – TBA
Friday 26 October – Woolongong Town Hall
Friday 2 November – The Standard