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Water Never Waits

by Sickboy

Sickboy is a three piece garage indie/folk outfit from the wilds of Australia that plays their own brand of disheveled and overdriven folk songs with passion and poetry.
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2. Pretty Pagan
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3. Coughing Fits
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4. Bellevue
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5. Big Kicks
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6. The Mischief of Success
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7. Violence & Glitter
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Album Notes
Sickboy is a garage folk/punk trio that plays original, overdriven music with passion and poetry.

Sickboy was formed by singer/guitarist Mark Spence in 2001 in Atlanta, where they left behind a quickly forgotten legacy of kicking around, playing nearly every venue in town, replacing drummers, never getting a gig in Athens, getting nowhere, releasing singles, shouting at the top of their lungs, releasing an EP, and always writing new material.

After Mark got tired of 5 years of beating his head against a wall, he untangled himself from the kudzu and wound up in Australia in January of 2006, where he started putting a new trio together, and that has made all the difference in the world.

Touring behind the previous EP, VANITY & VELOCITY, took them to most of the major cities around Oz, and now their latest offering, WATER NEVER WAITS, should keep them going for a while longer. Sickboy is a band that wants everything, expects nothing, and is getting close to both. Here's some reviews for you critical types...

THE DEVIL HAS THE BEST TUNA (UK)-- Sickboy (not to be confused with the Dublin punk band of the same name Sickboy) are an anti folk band from the wilds of New South Wales, Australia. Billy Bragg was once called the one man Clash well Sickboy could well be the three man Billy Bragg ('Coughing Fits', ), the three man Bob Dylan ('Bellevue'), an Australian Clash ('Sea Shanty') or even a garage folk The Thrills ('Big Kicks').

CREATIVE LOAFING (ATLANTA, GA)-- Sickboy isn't all talk and no rock, though. Mixing influences like Radiohead, Elliott Smith, R.E.M., Tom Petty, Dylan and the Pixies with maybe some Phil Collins/ Genesis, Sickboy strives to recreate raw energy like the schizophrenic shaking of Iggy Pop...

BONEMACHINE.COM (Melbourne, AU)-- “I can't remember the last time I heard a band's first cd that was as accomplished or varied....not to mention plain old addictive, as Vanity And Velocity. Debut EP releases rarely end up being a band's best effort, so the future looks pretty damned rosy indeed for Sickboy.”

PLANET OF SOUND.TK (UK)-- “The lyrics of this song [“It’s OK, I’m Scared Too”] are just so well thought out. Delivered with a confident nonchalance that beggars belief and broken up by a punk growl most singers would die for – this song is a must for anyone who needs to jump up and down throwing rock poses. Any band would give their left nut for a song like this. And if they say otherwise they are either liars or fools.”

TOMATRAX (Canberra, AU)-- “The rawness, attitude and song craft of The Clash combined with one of the maddest, most ridiculous Jesus & Mary Chain-esque guitar breaks you're ever likely to hear. And without a break in the wall of noise comes the wonderful, slightly-detuned corker Pale. This is the kind of track The Living End would do if they weren't so hell-bent on creating slick records. There's just the slightest hint of psycho-billy going on here, and it's sitting in the middle of a wall of trashy guitars that would make Radio Birdman and The Lime Spiders proud.”

SCOTT DOOLEY (Triple-J)-- I like this song ["Flying"]. It reminds me of those 60's beat bands from England who had one song and got to open for The Beatles. It's a raw recording but that doesn't take away from a pretty good pop song. (1 August 2006)

THE HYPE REPORT (Des Moines, Iowa)--This band should soon start buzzing harder than Paris Hilton at her 13th birthday party. My boy Yomp of Back Bone Shiver (burr..) turned me on to them. He said in his Mancurian accent "This new band is tops, honest they are" So I listened and they are. Heavy heavy guitar, it sounds like the Strokes went back in time found the Hooters beat them up took they're instruments then had Rick Ocasek produce them. Did I mention how much I loved the quitar? Oh and my new favorite line from a song is "you pissed on my shoes and told me it was rain" from the Sickboy song Pale I'll have more on these guys A.S.A.P.



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