Lets throw some words at you dedicated, committed, stubborn as fuck. Yeah, Sticky Sweet has had joy streaming its way, about as much as a piano being dropped on your head, but hey, Mike Stevenz (Vocals) aint giving his baby up that easy, and what do I say, miss, I dont give a shit, I say GOOD MAN!!!!
Formed in 1988 by Mike and K.T., the band hit the streets of London during the climax of the British rock n roll scene, encountering problems from all sides in the attempt to complete the line-up. Two years later and they were set to take on the world, only and we all know what happened in the early 90s dont we THE DREADED GRUNGE ARRIVED! K.T., Kaj and Pete decided to jump on the bandwagon (sad bastards), whereas Mike and Waz refused to be beaten and resumed advertising/auditioning for the new elite. To cut a long story short, it didnt work out, Waz left and Mike moved to Bradford in the North of England (get the woolly jumpers out folks).
But, but, but, my darlings as I said previous, were talking about one stubborn son of a bitch here. There was no way in hell Mike was losing his baby, and sure enough, hes been getting plenty of attention from the likes of zines, radio stations and of course, the ominous record companies. Do we hear the bells ringing on a new alliance, the ALL NEW Sticky Sweet comin at ya (okay, sad pun, but we gotta use these pathetic girlie/blokey band lyrics and put them to some use). The answer in a nutshell is yeah, we sure as hell do.
The demo consists of 4 tracks, Telephone, Cmon Cmon, Love Aint For Keeps and Two Blocks Away oh the memories come flooding. You are now entering the world of an 80s British classic, or what wouldve/couldve been if they were given the opportunity. Telephone starts this demo, an is guaranteed to have those ears pinging so darn fast you may as well be calling yourself Spock. It screams, get your ass on the dance-floor quickstead, do the strut, the spin, the bounce, hell, do anything you darn well please, its gonna have you smiling. Cmon Cmon I find to be the weakest link (You are the weakest link, Goodbye) of the demo. Im more prone to tunes that drool sex and this is more angst. Dont get me wrong; Cmon Cmon is a good song, it just doesnt do to me what the other 3 do. Love Aint For Keeps absolutely bloody mental (what Id be on the dance-floor to this little beauty) LUV IT LUV IT LUV IT, wicked party muso. Two Blocks Away is a dynamite gem to finish the demo. Sweet as pie and will have you falling into your lovers arms by mid-song. Ballads have to be something out of the ordinary to get my juices flowing and boy, does it! Of the whole 4 tracks, this would be the 1 Id choose to listen to over and over again, which I have, an I aint got bored of it.
But, if all else fails and you believe not a word of what Ive rambled, check the tunes out for yourself on Sticky Sweets website.
by Spicey D. Warlock
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