Sticky Fingers – Gold Snafu

sticky fingers gold snafu

For an Unearthed band, Sticky Fingers have had a relatively successful beginning to their career. With singles from their first album, “Australia Street” and the title track, “Caress Your Soul”, making the Hottest 100s of 2013 and 2012, respectively, the band is clearly well liked. They have a fairly unique sound and each release seems to follow a new direction but there’s always a common theme: up-beat fun!

Newest single, “Gold Snafu”, the first release from their upcoming album, Land Of Pleasure, is accompanied by a film clip that’s probably more of a short film than a music video. I won’t go into too much detail but I definitely recommend watching the clip yourself. In short, the film clip finds the band members working in a mattress store, playing childishly, and trying to protect the store from a bunch of thugs. It’s interesting, to say the least, and it definitely fits in with the fun vibe they’re giving. I would, however, suggest playing the song without the video for the first listen to avoid getting too distracted.

The song itself starts with an almost reggae bass line and has what I’d describe as a ’70s feel to it. Then, when the melody starts, it manages to get stuck in your head instantaneously (I’ve been whistling it for days!). It’s as catchy as their other stuff but there is a noticeable difference to the rhythm and the beat, making this tune feel fresh and unique. If this is a taste of things to come, the new album will definitely be one to look out for.

THE BREAKDOWN:

Hometown: Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
Upcoming album: Second album, Land Of Pleasure, should be out midyear.
Sounds like: Almost too unique to compare but there’s definitely a bit of The Cat Empire in there.
Say what? Frontman Dylan Frost was busking outside a pub when he first met fellow band members, Beaker and Paddy Fingers. Apparently, the bouncer at the pub told the boys to give Frost some money.

Huggett out.

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