When we discovered Sly Withers at BigSound last year, the review we gave their set was:
Upon crashing the OzTix party (like we do every year), myself and legendary writer Matt Doria stopped mid-conversation to froth over Sly Withers, a band neither of us had intended on catching but we’re stoked we were in the “right place at the right time” for them because, holy shit, they killed it. They have that Aussie pop punk/rock vibe sound much like The Smith Street Band (without the drama though) with excellent harmonies and a wholesome stage presence that made you want to share a beer with them post-show. I’m keen to see more of them in future because they just had something about them that needs to be heard.
And now the boys dropped a new song this week that proves good things come to those who wait. ‘Cracks‘ sees the band hone in on that Aussie alt-rock/punky sound with plenty of sing-a-long moments and enough pop punk riffage to get you nodding along!
Well done lads, keep the goods coming!
Stream ‘Cracks‘ here