Sick Puppies Get Dogged

Sydney trio the Sick Puppies, now based in Los Angeles, have a hit via the Internet.

For the band’s single “All The Same,” they shot a video of a man known in Sydney’s Pitt Street for going around hugging people.

They put it up on video-swapping site YouTube, where it’s started a buzz. It racked up 1 million views in five days, according to management company On Corporation.

“Good Morning America” broadcast it to 4 million viewers, while, and AT&T Blueroom came on board.

“60 Minutes Australia” flew a crew to Los Angeles for a story. The Sick Puppies, which has been negotiating for a major label deal, said the bids have grown tenfold.

– Bryan Jones