Sick Puppies “Stick To Your Guns”
Locked and loaded with a muscular riff and booming percussion, “Stick To Your Guns” comes at you with a literal bang. The vocals careen from hypnotic to heavy as an arena-size refrain takes hold. The official video for “Stick To Your Guns” was released on 5/16/16 to an international audience.
“You have to push regardless of what anyone tells you,” Bassist Emma Anzai says. “This was a big thing for us. You can pray, hope, or wish for something to happen, but at the end of the day, you have to “stick to your guns”, go out there, and believe. The song is meant to empower.”
In addition, Sick Puppies are set to hit the road on the HardDrive Live Tour beginning April 21 in San Antonio, TX. The group is also scheduled to play numerous festival shows including Rockfest on April 29, Welcome to Rockville May 1, Carolina Rebellion on May 6 and Rock on The Range May 20 alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth and At The Drive In.
* Official Bio *
You hear it again and again.
When one door closes, another one opens. However, it’s true – especially in the case of Sick Puppies. In the Fall of 2014, Emma Anzai [bass, vocals] and Mark Goodwin [drums] parted ways with their guitarist and vocalist. Weathering and persevering through this potentially life-changing event, 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.
“There was no question” affirms Emma. “We had no doubt that we wanted to continue. Mark and I got together and basically said, ‘first and foremost, we love music. We love this band and our fans, and we have put so much into it, and we are not done and want to take it further.’ In order to do that, we needed to find the right member.”
Instead, the “right member” found them. With stints in several bands under his belt, Texas-born singer and guitarist Bryan Scott reached out to Emma via Facebook within days of the announcement. He sent her a video of himself performing, and she swiftly replied.
“Both Mark and I knew he was the guy right away – he was cool and he sounded great. It was a natural progression. We were totally on to something” said Emma
“Something just overwhelmed me,” admits Bryan. “I had a feeling that I needed to reach out. They needed a singer and guitarist and that’s what I am. I had always loved their music and as soon as I saw the post, I went home and immediately sent Emma a message. We clicked right off the bat. Music is in their blood – it’s who they are. They live and breathe it every day. I’m the same way.”