Australia’s Sticky Fingers is truly one of a kind, having crafted a unique melting pot of mind-altering genres that blends the most eccentric elements of pop with the defiant attitude of rock. The group is following its acclaimed debut, Caress Your Soul, with the sophomore album, Land Of Pleasure, out in the U.S. on August 5 via Sureshaker. “The album’s a real mash up of styles that have influenced us over the years,” declaresFreddy Crabs (keyboards). “Land Of Pleasure is really an extension ofCaress Your Soul, but simply better.”

Sticky Fingers came to fruition after bassist Paddy Cornwall stumbled upon vocalist/guitarist Dylan Frost wrapping up a fruitless night of busking on a drunken street in Newtown, Australia. The two quickly bonded over their love of music and rock n’ roll excess. Shortly after, the two joined forces with Freddy Crabs, Seamus (aka Hollywood, lead guitar) and Beaker Best (drums). Upon releasing Caress Your Soul in 2013, the group quickly found success on Australia’s ARIA Charts and the tastemaker Triple J Hottest 100 charts, leading to sold out tours in the band’s home country and two massive European tours.

As a collaborative unit, the five-piece became even more driven while working on Land Of Pleasure. “We spent long hours together in the studio and only left until we finished,” shares Crabs. “I remember one time in particular when I had just finished a day session and stayed in the studio by myself. Suddenly Dylan came stumbling through the door going ‘Crabs, let’s write a beat now!’ I quickly came up with some chords and bailed soon after, but when I came back the next morning, I found Dylan still in the studio working on rough version of what became ‘Velvet Skies.’ Once Paddy came in and added a few things, it turned into one of the strongest tunes we’ve written to date.”

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Helping steer Sticky Fingers in the right direction while recording in Rockinghorse studios was once again producer Dann Hume (also formerly of Evermore). “Dann Hume has always had a strong sense for vibe, but still pushed us to get the most regardless of how long it took,” explains Crabs about working with Hume, who this time took a larger role in helping the band arrange musical ideas on the new album. “This record is filled with some real fat beats, larger than anything we could have hoped for on our first album. He’s really into hip hop production, so you can definitely hear some 808 subs and delayed hats that were no doubt influenced by him.”

Sticky Fingers hybrid of often contrasting genres has helped them tour Australia and Europe with a diverse selection of tourmates. “We’ve become mates with a lot of bands over the years since we’re pretty easy to get along with,” declares Crabs. “However, we can share a bond musically with so many people because we incorporate so many different styles into our music.” Sticky Fingers recently completed its Gold Snafu National Single Tour, playing in front of sold out crowds during the two-month trek. The band intends to continue touring nonstop both in Australia and internationally following its appearance at this year’sSplendour In The Grass, a three-day Australian festival that will see Sticky Fingers on the same bill as Outkast, Lily Allen, Interpol, FOALs, Sky Ferreira, Future Islands and many more.

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