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Sick Puppies

The genesis of Australian-bred, California-based hard rock outfit Sick Puppies dates back to a 1997 meeting between founding members Shimon Moore (vocals/guitar) and Emma Anzai (bass/vocals) in a suburban Sydney band room. Within ten years, the two high school friends who bonded over a mutual love for Silverchair would find mainstream commercial success on an entirely different continent. With original drummer Chris Mileski, Sick Puppies made their debut with the self-released Dog's Breakfast EP, followed two years later by their first album, Welcome to the Real World. One of the album's songs, "Nothing Really Matters" won the 2011 Triple J Unearthed competition, which showcases homegrown and undiscovered talent. A chance 2004 meeting with Australian performance artist Juan Mann would later prove to be the band's big break. Inspired by his "Free Hugs Campaign," Moore began filming the candid reactions as Mann carried his sandwich board around a street mall offering free hugs to anyone who took him up on it. After adding Sick Puppies' song "All the Same" to the video montage, Moore sent the video to Mann, who uploaded it to YouTube in 2006. By the end of that year the heartwarming video had netted ten-million views. By this point, the band had relocated to America -- with Mileski replaced by new drummer Mark Goodwin -- and soon landed a deal with Virgin Records. Sick Puppies' sophomore LP, Dressed Up as Life, arrived in April of 2007. The exposure brought to them by the Free Hugs video helped the single "All the Same" reach number eight on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Their second U.S. single, "My World," also reached number 20 on the Modern Rock chart and was followed by three more singles in 2008. Working with American production team Rock Mafia, Sick Puppies' delivered their third album, Tri-Polar, in 2009, which rose to number 31 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Less than a year later, they released the EP Live & Unplugged, which contained acoustic versions of songs from the album. A second companion EP, this one called Polar Opposite and also containing acoustic versions of songs from Tri-Polar, appeared in 2011. Produced again by Rock Mafia, their fourth album, Connect, fared even better, reaching number 17 on the Top 200 in the summer of 2013. In spite of their rising success, Connect would prove to be their last album with founding member Moore, who left the band in late 2014. Within days of this announcement, Anzai was approached by Texas-born singer and guitarist Bryan Scott, whose audition tape quickly landed him the job as Moore's replacement. The new lineup began writing and recording material for their fourth album, teasing with a new single, "Stick to Your Guns," in early 2016. Fury, Sick Puppies' fifth studio album -- and first with Scott -- was released in May 2016. ~ Timothy Monger & David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Sick Puppies

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    4 songs

    New Rock First

    New Rock First
    1 song

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    3 songs

    Power Ballads

    Power Ballads
    2 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    3 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Sick Puppies

Top Songs by
Sick Puppies

  1.   Song
  2.   You're Going Down
  3.   Riptide
  4.   Maybe
  5.   Odd One
  6.   Gunfight
  7.   All The Same
  8.   There's No Going Back
  9.   Stick to Your Guns
  10.   Earth to You
  11.   Killing Time
  12.   My World
  13.   War
  14.   I Hate You
  15.   Die to Save You
  16.   Should've Known Better
  17.   Anywhere But Here
  18.   What Are You Looking For
  19.   The Trick the Devil Did
  20.   Don't Walk Away
  21.   Pitiful
  22.   Walking Away
  23.   Cancer
  24.   Telling Lies
  25.   Too Many Words
  26.   In It for Life
  27.   So What I Lied
  28.   Issues
  29.   Under a Very Black Sky
  30.   Run
  31.   Poison
  32.   That Time of Year
  33.   Master of the Universe
  34.   Healing Now
  35.   Connect
  36.   Where Did the Time Go
  37.   White Balloons
  38.   Survive
  39.   Deliverance
  40.   Howard's Tale
  41.   Asshole Father
  42.   The Bottom
  43.   Killing Myself For Christmas
  44.   Do You Know
  45.   Duck Bite
  46.   Every Day
  47.   Holding Out
  48.   Me Much Plenty
  49.   Nothing Really Matters
  50.   Open the Door
  51.   Rock Kids
  52.   Something Different
  53.   Speedy & Spanky (Enhanced)
  54.   Time Will Pass
  55.   Way
  56.   Welcome to the Real World
  57.   That Time of Year Again
  58.   Bonus Material
  59.   Dead Space
  60.   Monsters
  61.   Pretender
  62.   Til Something Breaks
  63.   Street Fighter (War)
  64.   What Are You Thinking
  65.   No Mercy
  66.   Better Waste of Time
  67.   Black and Blue
  68.   Let Me Live
  69.   Where Do I Begin
  70.   Just the Beginning
  71.   Walls (You Changed)
  72.   Beautiful Chaos
  73.   If I Stay
  74.   Here With You
  75.   Charlatan
  76.   Not Now

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