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Shimon Moore of Sick Puppies

July 12, 2009 by  
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spIt may seem like a twist of irony that a band that writes aggressive fueled rock anthems screaming of angst and frustration would be synonymous with a campaign for “Free Hugs” but that’s just another day at the office for the trio Sick Puppies.  Aussie born lead singer and vocalist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai moved to Los Angeles four years ago where they found the missing piece of their trifecta, drummer Mark Goodwin, through Craigslist.

The band was not short on inspiration for “Tri-Polar”, their second studio release on Virgin Records, set to drop on July 14th.  Writing at least 100 songs together before paring it down to those that made the cut the band offers up a balanced collection of songs that maintain the band’s unique style of injecting the energy and emotion of their live show into their recorded material for a very raw and organic vibe.

The first single “You’re Going Down” has already been picked up by WWE.  It’s everything you would expect from their first single but not entirely indicative of all that this album holds.  There are a lot of surprises from the beautiful ballad “White Balloons” that features opposing vocals from Shimon and Emma to the brutal offering of “War” which is one of the strongest tracks on the album and was written for the video game Street Fighter IV.

TheyWillRockYou caught up with an ailing but always honest and outspoken Shimon Moore to talk about the new album.  Big thanks to Shimon for calling in even though he was a sick puppy, literally.  He’s a trooper!

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | July  2009

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