James Datis: Lead Vocals, Guitar, & Bass
Chris W. Cody: Bass, Guitar & Vocals
M. Sean Miller: Drums, Guitars, & Vocals
Chris Gianettino: Guitars & Vocals
"Sticky Stranglets is an alternative rock band from Oklahoma City. The band’s debut record, Scissor Hissy, is an ode to doing things yourself; the band recorded, produced, and released the album completely on their own. Sonically, Sticky Stranglets are a band that sounds like they grew up on and love them some ‘90s alternative rock. Depending on the song, Scissor Hissy goes from a fuzzy Smashing Pumpkins vibe to a funky Faith No More vibe to a bouncy Dave Matthews Band vibe. There are also darker hints of things like Type O Negative (see “Inertia”) and a smidgen of Alice In Chains meets Morrissey (on “There Is”). What Sticky Stranglets does well is mixes these divergent influences to create a sound and vibe that is all their own. I’m definitely interested to see what this band does next."
- Dave Brown, OIklahoma Lefty (Apr 15, 2012)
Sticky Stranglets' new single Smellin' Evil (released August 7th, 2012) is the band's first professionally produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered song. It was recorded in Atlanta,Georgia at Universal Recording Studios/Pendlwood for Capitol USA. Smellin' Evil is one of five tracks that will be on the EP (and LP) to be recorded for Make.net and Capitol USA. The band will also be returning to Atlanta in The Fall of 2013 to cut six more tacks to be released as an LP album with the previous tracks. Smellin' Evil is also featured on the self-released EP, Corn Dog Bones. Also this Spring, the band will release the remainder of their self-recorded tracks on a split EP entitled Bath Salt Babies, a joint venture with good friend Maria Fantasma(Ryan Wallace) of Okie Indie Music Hub.
The promotional and marketing support from these crucial contributors, along with LiveMusicOklahoma.com and Okie Indie Music Hub, the band plans to support the album with local, regional and national tours and festivals.
With the band being an unusual creature, Smellin' Evil mixes Alt-Psyche creativity with Indie-Rock sensibility, creating a sound that has rocked Oklahoma. The record truly captures the raw energy and untapped potential that this emerging group has to offer with gritty attitude and a dark, entertaining sense of humor. The boys will be headed back to Atlanta this Fall to finish the record, to be released shortly after.