Sick Puppies is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. It is formed by singer / guitarist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai in the music hall of Mosman High School in 1997. The band is now based in Los Angeles, USA.
The two students met because of their shared interest in Silverchair. The duo first met to play Green Day and Rage Against the Machine songs and then composed their own songs. Chris Mileski joins the group later as a drummer and is replaced by Mark Goodwin when he leaves the group.
The group is formed by singer and guitarist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai at Mosman High School in 1997. They befriend each other thanks to their shared passion for Silverchair. First with Shimon on drums, and Emma on guitar, the duo will often play cover songs from Green Day, Rage Against the Machine and Silverchair, and eventually compose their own songs. With Chris Mileski on drums, Emma on bass and Shimon on guitar and vocals, they become Sick Puppies.
The group made a name for themselves in 2001 when their title Nothing Really Matters won the Unearthed Award, a competition organized by Australian radio Triple J for the purpose to discover new talents. They released their first album, Welcome to the Real World , the same year and received the award of "best performance at a rock festival in Sydney. This album was originally supposed to include a humorous cover of the Destiny's Child single, "lang", "Say My Name" , played in a post-grunge / nu metal style. The song is finally not included in the album following threats of prosecution by the Destiny's Child label. The title is however broadcast on the Internet and can be easily found on P2P networks.