THE STICK PEOPLE, comprised of Mike Stone on vocals/guitars, Stephen Duffy on lead vocals/guitars, M. d'Zuir on bass, Bernie Godwin on lead guitar, and Frankie Anthony on drums, will release its debut album, "Madness", on April 23 via EFM Records/Bungalo/Universal Music Group. The CD was produced by Dito Godwin (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE).
While mixing elements of old school punk with alternative and a touch of pop, "Madness" delivers a rock and roll package that strikes a chord at first listen with its infectious riffs and explosive melodies, thirteen fist-pumping songs custom made for driving around with the stereo turned up and the windows rolled down.
There's a reason why THE STICK PEOPLE are so adept at touching upon a variety of styles - its members are rock music veterans, having learned their skills playing with quite a few renowned names.
Case in point, guitarist/vocalist Mike Stone has played with QUEENSRŸCHE, KLOVER, Bret Michaels and Peter Criss, and guitarist Bernie Godwin has credits that include a track on the "My Name Is Bruce" soundtrack with Bruce Campbell.
THE STICK PEOPLE formed in 2008, signed a deal in 2009 but due to industry holdups has been biding time, writing and recording what eventually became its first CD. The quintet is making plans to hit the road with reckless abandon and tour throughout 2013.
"Madness" track listing:
01. Open Up
04. I Am the Rain
06. Think About That
07. My Everything
08. The Box
09. Hello, Goodbye
11. Matter of Time
13. Misery's Angel
The first song to infiltrate the airwaves will be the forceful punk rock assault on your senses, "Think About That". Check it out using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep).