Sick Puppies Biography
The Alternative-Rock trio Sick Puppies was formed in Sydney, AUSTRALIA, by singer + guitarist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai in the music room of Mosman High School in 1997. Initially with Moore on drums and Anzai on guitars, the duo would frequently meet up to play alt-Rock cover songs and eventually felt compelled to write their own tracks. Soon Chris Mileski was added to the band to fill in on drums.
Sick Puppies started attracting significant attention when their song, "Nothing Really Matters", won the Unearthed competition run by the only national radio network in the country, in 2001. Later that year they released their debut album called "Welcome To The Real World". The band's first year culminated in them being crowned the Best Live Act at the Australian Live Music Awards. Since that time the achievements and highlights have flowed thick and fast, including tours with Good Charlotte and legendary Deep Purple.
The Australian indie-rockers, now comprised of Moore, Anzai and new drummer Mark Goodwin, signed to Virgin Records in the United States to release their second album, "Dressed Up As Life", which arrived in April 2007 reaching the #181 position on The Billboard Top 200 chart. The CD contained the Hot Modern Rock top 10 smash song "All The Same", the track was featured in the video of Juan Mann, a man in Sydney famous for initiating the Free Hugs Campaign; the album spun off two more singles, "My World" hit #20 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks and "What Are You Looking For" reached #34 on the same chart.
In July 2009 Sick Puppies put out its third album overall "Tri-Polar"; it
reflects the band's grueling travels on the road, along with the frustrations
that build up along the way, on songs like the first single, "You're
Going Down" which hit #8 on The Rock Songs chart. The album reached #31 on The Billboard 200 and yielded two more Hot Rock Songs top 10 hits: "Odd One" and "Riptide" plus the transoceanic hit single "Maybe".
The trio resurfaced in July 2013 with the release of "Connect". Its first single, "There's No Going Back", became an Active Rock top 3 smash while the album strolled to the 20 of The Billboard Top 200 list.