Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies

When they met in 1997, singer/lead guitarist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai were both fans of Silverchair and the Living End plus many of the other angst rock/punk rock bands from their native Australia. Soon Chris Mileski joined on drums and a series of live gigs led to some local recognition and the 1999 EP Dog's Breakfast. Two years later, their song "Nothing Really Matters" won the Unearthed competition, which Australia's Triple J radio network held to find homegrown and undiscovered talent.

When the bandmembers set their sights on America they took a break to plan. They also took days jobs. Moore's was at an outdoor shopping mall, where he would soon meet performance artist Juan Mann, who would carry a "Free Hugs" sign around the mall and oblige anyone who took him up on it. Moore filmed the positive and negative reactions and eventually compiled them, adding the Sick Puppies song "All the Same" as the musical bed. He sent it as video sympathy card when he learned Mann had just lost his grandmother. Mann was touched, posted it to YouTube, and by December 2006 the heartwarming video had ten million views.

Meanwhile, the band had landed in America -- with Mileski replaced by new drummer Mark Goodwin -- and worked a deal with the indie label Roadshow, which released a self-titled EP by the band at the end of 2006. Given those ten million video views, it didn't take long for the majors to come calling. Virgin wooed them and released the album Dressed Up as Life in April of 2007, just as the views had reached the 12.5 million mark.

Title Album Genre Tools
Walls (You Changed) Fury Rock
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Synth
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dark, Dramatic, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Adult Contemporary and Hard Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
female
BPM:
57
CD/Track #:
Fury
Release Year:
2016
Track ID:
85111
Main Mix 3:17 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
You're Going Down Tri-Polar Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, Driving, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, and Game Day
Subgenres:
Hard Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Tri-Polar, #4
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
23719
main mix 160k MP3
Connect Connect Pop
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Piano
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, Sunny Day, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Pop Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #8
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50081
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Gunfight Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Driving, and Epic
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Frat Party
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #4
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50116
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Poison Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and Drums
Keywords:
Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak and In Love
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #5
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50117
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Where Did The Time Go Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Climactic, Dark, and Dramatic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #6
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50118
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Telling Lies Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Keyboard
Keywords:
Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #7
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50119
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
The Trick The Devil Did Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #10
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50120
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Healing Now Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and Drums
Keywords:
Bright, Climactic, Feel-Good, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, In Love, Make-Out, and Victory
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #11
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50121
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Under A Very Black Sky Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Frat Rock and Glam Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Connect, #12
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50122
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
There's No Going Back Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Climactic, Driving, and Epic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Make-Up, and Victory
Subgenres:
Pop Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #2
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
50123
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Cancer Dressed Up As Life Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Driving, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Game Day
Subgenres:
Pop Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Dressed Up As Life
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
51769
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Riptide Tri-Polar Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, and Game Day
Subgenres:
Hard Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Tri-Polar, #3
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
51773
main mix 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
All The Same Dressed Up As Life Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, and In Love
Subgenres:
Pop Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Dressed Up As Life, #8
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
51804
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Anywhere But Here Dressed Up As Life Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Heartbreak
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Dressed Up As Life, #11
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
52993
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Better Waste of Time Connect Rock
Client:
Artist:
Sick Puppies
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Guitar
Keywords:
Atmospheric and Climactic
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak and Rainy Day
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Connect, #15
Release Year:
2013
Track ID:
53933
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back