One thing I can say for Sticky Digit is they know how to deliver a mean guitar riff. Describing themselves as “fusing infectious melody, stoner groove and twisting rhythms in the vein of Kyuss and Soundgarden” the Wexford trio sound like they’ve come straight out of the 90s grunge scene. I was instantly reminded of Nirvana and immediately wanted to throw on some plaid and a baggy jumper!
The opening song One 2 Three 4 took a few seconds to pick up, but once it did, Bird, Codd and Murray deliver a mean and dirty sound that carries on well into track 2 “Bothers Me” (which would not sound out of place on an album like Nevermind). The Day the Cow Went Woof retains the ‘Sticky’ sound while also incorporating a slightly cleaner sound at times, the main riff becomes a little repetitive, but once Bird’s raw vocals come back all is forgiven.
Track 5 “Don’t Wanna Know” sees Sticky Digit play with their sound, toning it down at times to what can definitely be described as “stoner groove”, in between those moments they play what I came to expect from the band, and despite the track being over 7 minutes long I didn’t become bored. Bad Things has a little more of a playful sound to it, most likely because of Murray’s generous use of the cowbell (you can never have enough cowbell!), but as always Sticky Digit bring it back to what they do best.
After listening to 11 tracks by Sticky Digit I have to say I was really impressed. Despite being well out of their teens I can definitely see them appealing to the teenage market, their music is raw, dirty, loud and full of angst. They have a solid sound which they deliver really well, every single track on this album demands your attention and warrants a serious mosh pit.
Review by Catherine Sherlock