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 Method To Die,” The Steens ship a fuzzed-out storage rock sound that brims with sun-kissed allure. The degrees are within the purple, however the mild is inexperienced, and The Steens have their foot on the fuel. The end result 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 stored it sort of mysterious. “They are saying you possibly can’t dwell an ideal day with out doing one thing for somebody who won’t ever be capable to repay you,” The Steens shared with HollywoodLife.
In addition they 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 best type…actual old-fashioned & genuine. He’s JLR…Not many like him,” the band says.
With a father working within the music trade as an A&R/artist supervisor (whereas their mom pursued her profession as a stylist), the Steens appeared destined to music glory. Nevertheless, their father’s arrest and ten-year jail sentence impacted their angle in the direction of artwork and trade as a complete. After some regrouping, The Steens noticed their future within the sound ratting round an outdated blown-out speaker.
Although the 2 are in sync, they inform HollywoodLife that they didn’t hearken to the identical music rising up. Elijah can be outdoors taking part in The Dogg Pound, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band, whereas his brother would have a David Bowie report on shuffle. “Lou Reed’s method up there,” the band tells HollywoodLife about their influences. “Unhealthy Brains, The Stooges… Iggy Pop the Godfather.. effectively, Chuck Berry and Little Richard are…love em’ all.”
It’s not exhausting to see how future bands may cite The Steens as influences. Maintain an ear open to what this group does subsequent.