Here at Smashed Vinyl, we love the chance to support and expose artists that deserve some recognition for the great work they're doing. A band that we have become familiar with and supported in the past is Essex indie and hip-hop duo, STIKS. Something that has always stood out with STIKS is their strong and confident composition. From the first piece that we covered, you could immediately sense a strong, established aura in their music which created this great familiarity towards them.
Their music is playful and animated, addressing the world that young people have to face today without becoming cliché or unapproachable. Their latest track, Get Down is marvelously apt, capturing the frustration and hopelessness towards the endless one way roads and roundabouts that our society keeps leading us onto, repeating age old mistakes with no resolutions. It's something that we have the right to be angry about and probably something that at times gets us down. However, STIKS are suggesting we get down in a different way. Yes the world around us may be falling apart and yes you should probably fight your corner and do something about it but don't forget to let loose once in a while. Don't get so swept up in the things that get you down and instead get down yo' self!
Overall, STIKS have a terrifically great vibe about them. They don't ignore what's going on in the world but they don't dwell on it either. It's light, it's fun and it's uplifting and with what goes on in this world we live in, it's always good to have music like this that you can escape to. These guys are yet to let us down and with another bangin track, it can only get better from here!