Some bands meet from lame shit like gumtree advertisements, while others are formed with a touch of the divine. One Summers night some years ago, on a drunken street in Newtown. Dylan Frost was wrapping up a fruitless nights busking. Paddy walked past, when a by-standing bouncer commanded he, “give the bloke some coin, brew!?”
Instead, Paddy and Dyz struck up a chat. Bonding over mutual hobbies like music and weed (the basis of every substantial friendship). Soon, associate degenerates Hollywood, Crabz and Beaker banded together, and STIFI was erected.
Dylan Frost – Vocals & Guitar
Paddy Fingers – Bass & Vocals
Seamus (Hollywood) – Lead Guitar
Freddy Crabs - Keys
Beaker Best – Drums/Percussion
Finger On The Record
Debut album, Caress Your Soul, dropped in March 2013, with multiple charting singles and a spot on JJJ Hottest 100. The album went into the top 40 in Australia and stayed in the top 50 for 3 weeks. Three singles went onto high rotation on national Australian radio. 'Caress Your Soul' peaked at #17 on the ARIA single charts.
The album tour was no doubt selling like hot cakes. STIFI sold out every venue that Straya could throw at them, then they boarded a plane to give Europe the Finger.
Europe Tour in May of 2013 saw the boys playing in a total of 32 dates (in 40 days) in Holland, UK and France. This included live radio performances with 3FM in Holland and RTL2 in Paris.
With a plethora of international shows already on the calendar for 2014, and a sophomore release about to be dropped later in the year. 2014 is looking to be the year of the Finger.
The Sticky Finger Taste
STIFI is a melting pot of reggae, psych, pop and bourbon. Hypnotising you into a swaying trance, then punching you in the face for dancing like a hippy. Their borderline contradictory fusion of flavours speaks to every walk of life, and it’s this multiplicity which makes the world their oyster.
For the comparison minded: If the Clash, Pink Floyd and Arctic Monkeys are three beads of sweat that meet rolling down your back, Sticky Fingers are there licking it up.
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