to headline Depot Wednesday w/ free hugs possible
Published on Aug 30, 2013 11:15AM
Burger with Relish: Music
It has been seven years
since the Australian modern rock trio Sick Puppies rose to prominence
when its song "All the Same" was uploaded with a YouTube
video that supported the Free Hugs Campaign.
Since then, it has been seen nearly 75 million times.
The Sick Puppies are still
going strong, with the new album "Connect" released in July.
Frontman Shim Moore said the album was influenced by 2011’s
"Polar Opposite," which featured acoustic versions of their
best-known songs, augmented by classical strings.
That left turn "totally changed what we did," Moore said.
"It gave us freedom." That doesn’t mean the band has
softened its approach or music, even though the latter half of "Connect"
is dominated by acoustic guitars.
In fact, the anthemic new single, "There’s No Going Back,"
features the refrain, "F**k that going back." The band still
features the spirit that has emboldened the members since the core
began in high school. "There’s a different kind of work
ethic, growing up in Australia," Moore said. "It gives you
Candlelight Red also will perform.
When • Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City