Sick Talk Chats of New Music and Show Playing!

Punk rockers SICK TALK have an EP out and single, with newer stuff coming soon! Some shows are also in the works, local and out of town one's as well. The band goes into chatter about it all below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

You ever seen that movie Stripes starring Bill Murray? It was pretty much nothing like that. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We will always do sick shit no matter what. Feel free to talk about it as you please.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re based out of St Pete, Florida! The music scene here is very deeply rooted in the art district, and often is extremely DIY and community led. House shows are where it’s at down here, and shows are always popping up at the VFW halls and dive bars around town. There’s even bands playing in arcades and record stores, too! We’re friends with a lot of cool bands in the scene, so it’s hard to name them all. But, a few that come to the front of the mind would be psych rock kings, Liquid Pennies. The best Garage Rock band around here would have to be, hands down, The Drain Outs. As far as straight punk goes, Lot Lizards, The Horribles, and Arcane Arcade are also well worth mentioning! 

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is mainly rooted in punk rock. However, we wanted to put a more modern twist on our sound, taking certain ideals from bands like PUP and Joyce Manor. We’ve been described as “Garage Punk” before, which feels like the most fitting title for the sound we’re trying to achieve. It’s loud, aggressive, but still catchy and easy to sing along to. Songs that will punch you in the face, but will still have you humming them to yourself as you’re getting up off the floor! 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far, we have one EP out called “Grab It and Go” and our newest single, “Spillway.” GI&G came out when Alex (vox/guitar) started the band under a different name. At the time, he was going for more of a Hives/Kinks kind of sound. While we’re still proud of some of the tracks on it, it is no longer a good representation of our band. “Spillway” however, was the perfect bridge between the old sound and the new sound we’re looking to achieve. 

Someone listening to our band can expect driving guitars, melodic bass lines, and catchy hooks that will more than likely get stuck in your head, at least a few times.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes! We have a lot of new stuff coming! We have another single we’re gonna leak out soon, a remastered version of our first record “Grab It and Go” (which will feature our new track “Spillway” on it!) as well as an entire EP of new songs following after!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have plenty of shows booked throughout the summer! Mostly around the Central Florida area, but we will be shooting up to Cleveland to do a one-off show with some of our friends up there at the end of May!

We’re hoping to do some touring soon, but we want to get a little more music out into the world first. So, stay tuned!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Well, like I said earlier, we have some new music in the works. We’re gonna be funneling stuff out over the summer and throughout the year. We’ve got some really cool shows this summer, including a show in Cleveland at the end of may! We’re hoping to roll out a new EP after that, and then maybe hit the road and play some out of town shows.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

For starters, we have our catalog out on all the regular streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc). Our bandcamp also has some cuts that you can’t find anywhere else that are pretty cool too.

We have a rad little run of merch out right now that you can only buy at one of the shows. However, we’ve got a webstore on our bandcamp coming soon!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We’re just trying to make music that makes you feel something. We try to make our songs as honest and relatable as possible. Whether you resonate with a chord, or relate to a line in the song, either way we try to deliver a sound everyone can relate to in some way.

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