Why Bother

by The Sticks

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about

Why Bother is an unearthed, long-forgotten, and unreleased album that was due to see the light-of-day some years ago, by The Sticks; a Brighton institution. A rarely spotted, but much-loved group which shares members with The Pheromoans and King Alfred Man of Leisure. They are a stripped down garage party band, they bash drums, sway on the bass and claw at guitar - often swapping over instruments between songs live - and yelp with melodic abandon and delight. The Sticks were once dubbed as 'semi-amateur', this may be true. With cheap, unreliable equipment they manage to tease out a cacophony of crashing drums and raucous guitar melodies.

The key elements of the trio's sound are undoubtedly drawn from the rudimentary ideas found in the more inept efforts of mid-sixties teen bands such as The Chimney Sweeps and The Keggs, as well as their modern day equivalents The Black Lips, The Coachwhips or The Hospitals, say.

credits

released June 2, 2017

Recorded at Westhill Hall, Brighton by The Plague
Rachael Finney – Vocals on 'Shore'
R.W.M.Hunt – Vocals on 'The Bend'
Many thanks to Lianne Hall
Artwork by Iain Paxon & Dan Reeves

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