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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

SickWalt release rocking new single “Million Dollar Man”

SickWalt release rocking new single “Million Dollar Man”, out now on X Ray Records.

After earning their reputation by setting legendary NYC stages on fire, SickWalt unleashes a sound-defining effort have released their first full-length album, “Shove n’ Love”. To celebrate the occasion SickWalt have dropped a new single “Million Dollar Man”.

SickWalt shine on “Million Dollar Man”, the band blends the undeniable chemistry of their live act with a polished sound that oozes confidence, a group of artists and musicians firing on all cylinders. It is full of blazing crisp guitar riffs, thumping and pumping drums, and a robust bottom end that lays the foundation for X Ray Records’s unique vocal style.

SickWalt is an unapologetic NYC rock n’ roll band from Astoria, Queens. With a sound that captures the same energy that all-time greats like MC5 and AC/DC channelled in their early work, the band is a needed reminder of what rock n’ roll can be. Sick Walt, also known as Walter Novak is a lifelong Astoria resident who cheerfully sings anthemic rock songs about bringing out the best of yourself in life. A positive message in trying times for sure, but what makes Sick Walt’s approach to songwriting and music so special is how naturally it resonates. A brash, in your face style of rock and roll coupled with messages of self-love, peace and positivity, make this one of the more eye-catching acts.

Since being founded in 2014, SickWalt has earned a reputation on the New York scene as a live act to be reckoned with. They use stages like St. Vitus, The Bowery Electric, and The Mercury Lounge to send crowds into tailspins and are notoriously hard to follow, just ask The Dickies. Just ask Agent Orange. Just ask D.O.A. or The Waldo’s or Handsome Dick and the Dictators. They’ll all tell you the same thing: playing with SickWalt makes for a legendary show.

With their latest album, “Shove n’ Love”, SickWalt conjures that adrenaline-in-a-can spirit of their live shows and combines it with the band’s most developed sound to date. The result? A kickass album with enough energy to pick you up off the couch and drop you in the middle of a sold-out Saturday night show in NYC.