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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. ~ Timothy Monger & David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Sick Puppies

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    3 songs

    Power Ballads

    Power Ballads
    2 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    3 songs

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    3 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Sick Puppies

Top Songs by
Sick Puppies

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

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