Sticks And Stones

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photograph (c) Dale Halliday

Musically, Sticks And Stones  are driven by Aiden Halliday’s acoustic guitar, with two quality henchmen in Angus Bruce (keyboards) & Pete Wall (electric guitar) combining to produce a high energy, engrossing, original sound.

Aiden’s fearless vocals hint at Springsteen, Morrison and much more, as he sings across tune, melody and genres with a passion and conviction
that belies his age…

Sticks And Stones have a sound very much born this side of the Atlantic and in the year of the Scottish referendum, regardless of which side you are on, there is no denying that Sticks And Stones are a raw new voice for Scotland…

Sticks And Stones debut album ‘Into The Wild’ OUT NOW on Distilled Records…

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“no mid-Atlantic drawl here but an impassioned Scottish accent… the voice adds a chiming edge of punk steel to the excellent, impassioned songs”  R2 (Rock’n’Reel) Magazine
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“On hitting play the listener is immediately struck by the intensity of the out-put of Sticks And Stones. There is an earthy dirtiness to the sound which gives the music credence. The instrumentation serves as a back-drop to the charged vocal as the trio weave electronics and acoustics into pieces which capture the sentiment of the songs.”  Indie Bands Blog
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“An impressive first album…”  Fatea Magazine
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“A top tip for the future”  Vinyl Noise
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“Ace night at the Black Lion in Manchester last night, great band, lovely people. Very impressed with Sticks and Stones’ performance; Dylan and Springsteen influences from 3 lads still in school?? Spellbinding stuff.” 
Paul Rossington
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“the band has a maturity well beyond their years, the arrangements are superbly judicious and thoughtful, and the lyrics are full of tenderness and passion in equal measure. As a unit, they work together sympathetically and – it would appear – seamlessly. Amongst the many things I like about the album are their willingness and confidence to go for unusual song structures and their general tendency to avoid unnecessary repetition”  Neil Pickersgill
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