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Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song “All the Same” was uploaded to YouTube. The video supported the Free Hugs Campaign, which was launched in Sydney, and has since received over 77 million views on the website. This success was followed up with “Dressed Up as Life” in 2007, which entered the Billboard 200 at number 181. Their third studio album, “Tri-Polar,” came out in July 2009. The band’s fourth studio album, “Connect” was released in July 2013. They released their fifth studio album, “Fury” in May 2016 with new vocalist Bryan Scott.
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You hear it again and again.
When one door closes, another one opens. However, it’s true - especially in the case of Sick Puppies. Weathering and persevering through potentially life-changing events, the gold-selling, chart-topping Los Angeles-based and Australian-bred hard rock outfit knew one thing.
They were going to make more music as Sick Puppies.
Texas-born singer and guitarist Bryan Scott reached out to the group and it was a natural progression for the band. Following a first dinner together at a Los Angeles burger spot, they hit the rehearsal studio together and began jamming. After nailing numerous favorites from the Sick Puppies catalog, they started writing new material over the next several months.
2013’s Connect saw the band embrace a more experimental side that stayed true to their rock core. The group teamed up with producer and songwriter Mark Holman to start working on their fourth full-length album. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles during 2015, the new music reflects the group’s incendiary interplay between Emma, Bryan & Mark.
Locked and loaded with a muscular riff and booming percussion, “Stick To Your Guns” the band’s first single announces the band’s return with a literal bang. Bryan’s vocals careen from hypnotic to heavy as an arena-size refrain takes hold.
Then, there’s the epic “Where Do I Begin,” which spotlights Emma and Bryan’s impressive harmonies in the chorus. For lyrical inspiration, the musicians actually turned to the diehard collective Sick Puppies World Crew.
With its gnashing chant and pummeling groove “Let Me Live” introduced the album during the first teaser video—which arrived to palpable audience fervor. Meanwhile, “Walls” sees Emma’s vocals take center stage with gorgeously haunting delivery.
That kind of honesty has solidified a bond between the Sick Puppies and their fans since day one. To date, their breakout second full-length Tri-Polar has sold more than 500K albums, yielding 2 million single sales including the gold-certified “You‟re Going Down” as well as rock smashes “Maybe” “Riptide,” and “Odd One.”
“All The Same” the band’s first hit single from their debut album, “Dressed Up As Life” became the soundtrack for the viral video “Free Hugs” campaign racking up tens of mil- lions of online views and saw them appear on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show.
2013’s Connect earned the band its highest Billboard Top 200 debut at #17 and yielded two top 10 singles at rock radio peaking at #2. Along the way, the trio played alongside the world‟s biggest bands from Muse, The Killers, Deftones, Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Incubus to Tool.