THE FIRST TRACK TO DROP FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM 'IN BORROWED SHOES, ON BORROWED TIME' DUE MAY 24
THE NYC BAND WILL MAKE THEIR UK DEBUT ON JUNE 1 AT THE ANNUAL CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL IN LONDON ALONGSIDE HEADLINING ACTS FRANK TURNER AND THE WONDER STUFF
"Imagine a world where bedraggled glam-bangers like the New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks and the Quireboys stayed young and skinny and good looking forever. That's the Sweet Things. Dig in."
--CLASSIC ROCK (UK), May 2018
IN BORROWED SHOES, ON BORROWED TIME includes guest appearances across its 10 tracks from the likes of Alejandro Escovedo on guest vocals; the legendary horn section The Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones, James Brown); Brian Hurd of beloved blues bashers Daddy Long Legs on harmonica; Rob Clores (The Black Crowes) on keyboards; and boogie chanteuse Liza Colby on the gospel vocals. The inspiration for the album's title came from an interaction bassist Sam Hariss had on one of those eventful nights out depicted in "Dead or Worse." "I had borrowed a pair of blue cowboy boots and was wearing them at the bar for a happy hour shift, a good friend of mine, a little worse for wear and tear, looked me up and down," recalled Hariss, "and from behind one pointed finger, retorted to no statement I could hear, "You're not only in borrowed shoes, 'YOU'RE on BORROWED TIME.' She turned around and as she shifted back to her stool managed to add, 'THERE'S your album title.' Sometimes lightning strikes at a bar on Bowery. I really miss those boots."
Previously THE SWEET THINGS have brought their party-filled swagger to venues across America: summer 2018 (West Coast, Pacific Northwest) and fall 2018 (East Coast, South, and Midwest). They've also performed in NYC at such venues as The Gramercy Theater, St. Vitus, Webster Hall, The Bowery Electric, and The Knitting Factory. They're excited to make their UK debut on June 1 at the annual Camden Rocks festival in London alongside headlining acts Frank Turner and The Wonder Stuff.
The band is a real-deal New York City cast of characters with some plum press accolades, including Classic Rock magazine (U.K) which featured the band's single "Slather" on their May 2018 issue's compilation CD. They've also had spins on NYC's FM radio flagship rock station Q104.3 as well as Sirius XM's Little Steven's Underground Garage.
IN BORROWED SHOES, ON BORROWED TIME's track listing
Dead or Worse
In Borrowed Shoes on Borrowed Time
Dr. Crazy Girl
Through the Cracks of the City
Fix to Kick
Feed My Dog