July 22, 2008
The problem with Sweet Thing is they have all the makings to be something big – they’re energetic, intelligent, write catchy in-your-face pop-rock songs and put on a stellar live show, but they lack the most essential ingredient in the recipe to success: direction.
This sucks for two reasons. One: their set at Edgefest last weekend rocked. It was incredibly energetic, captivating and the audience was obviously really into them. People were clapping and cheering along, especially when the tambourines were busted out. Two: I really want to believe in this band.
Vocalist Owen Carrier, guitarists Alex Last and Nick Rose, drummer Tyler Kyte and bassist Morgan Waters are not afraid to have fun or write the kind of songs that will get stuck in your head. “Change of Seasons” with all its da, da, das, is a prime example of this and I am not ashamed to say the song makes me happy despite the fact it’s not really about happy things (like most pop songs).
Most confusing is how despite having both management and booking representation, they still do not appear to be taking advantage of their full potential. They did make it onto the Verge Music Awards list thevergexm52.com/musicawards where fans can vote for best artist and best recording. However, if these guys don’t start playing more shows it’s going to be hard for people to know who they are.
That said, I recommend listening to them at www.myspace.com/sweetthingmusic and when they book another show in town definitely check it out. Be warned: you will have da, da, da stuck in your head all day!