Some bands meet from lame shit like gumtree advertisements, while others are formed with a touch of the divine. One Summers night some years ago, on a drunken street in Newtown. Dylan Frost was wrapping up a fruitless nights busking. Paddy walked past, when a by-standing bouncer commanded he, “give the bloke some coin, brew!?” Instead, Paddy and Dyz struck up a chat. Bonding over mutual hobbies like music and weed (the basis of every substantial friendship). Soon, associate degenerates Hollywood, Crabz and Beaker banded together, and STIFI was erected.
Dylan Frost – Vocals & Guitar
Paddy Fingers – Bass & Vocals
Seamus (Hollywood) – Lead Guitar
Freddy Crabs - Keys
Beaker Best – Drums/Percussion
Debut album Caress Your Soul dropped in March 2013, with multiple charting singles and a spot on JJJ Hottest 100. The album went into the top 40 in Australia and stayed in the top 50 for 3 weeks. Three singles went onto high rotation on national Australian radio. 'Caress Your Soul' peaked at #17 on the ARIA single charts. The band followed-up with their sophomore album, Land Of Pleasure, on August 1, 2014. STIFI is a melting pot of reggae, psych, pop and bourbon. Hypnotising you into a swaying trance, then punching you in the face for dancing like a hippy. Their borderline contradictory fusion of flavours speaks to every walk of life, and it’s this multiplicity which makes the world their oyster.