With a splash of lo-fi manufacturing, some sharp-as-razor guitars, a dab of grease to maintain the gears working, and loads of charisma, The Steens show that rock is alive and chilling out in Orange County. The duo – brothers Elijah and Isaiah “Zay” Steen – unleash their band’s debut single right here on HollywoodLife. In “What A Way To Die,” The Steens ship a fuzzed-out storage rock sound that brims with sun-kissed appeal. The ranges are within the crimson, however the gentle is inexperienced, and The Steens have their foot on the fuel. The consequence is an ideal addition to your summer season driving playlist.
When requested what the general message they wished to convey with this primary impression, the band saved it type of mysterious. “They say you can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you,” The Steens shared with HollywoodLife.
They additionally spoke about working with producer Justin Raisen, whose resume consists of teams like Viagra Boys, Overcoats, and Nasty Cherry, however stars like Charli XCX, Yves Tumor, and Kim Gordon. Justin additionally labored with The Steens on their forthcoming EP. “Working with J is boxing in its finest form…real old school & authentic. He’s JLR…Not many like him,” the band says.
With a father working within the music business as an A&R/artist supervisor (whereas their mom pursued her profession as a stylist), the Steens appeared destined to music glory. However, their father’s arrest and ten-year jail sentence impacted their perspective in the direction of artwork and business as a complete. After some regrouping, The Steens noticed their future within the sound ratting round an outdated blown-out speaker.
Though the 2 are in sync, they inform HollywoodLife that they didn’t hearken to the identical music rising up. Elijah could be exterior enjoying The Dogg Pound, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, whereas his brother would have a David Bowie report on shuffle. “Lou Reed’s way up there,” the band tells HollywoodLife about their influences. “Bad Brains, The Stooges… Iggy Pop the Godfather.. well, Chuck Berry and Little Richard are…love em’ all.”
It’s not exhausting to see how future bands would possibly cite The Steens as influences. Keep an ear open to what this group does subsequent.