Straight out of a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, The Steele Syndicate's new single 'Sedona' is a rollicking adventure through brassy synth stabs, rumbling drum patterns, liberal smatterings of 'wooaahhhs' and an ending that would leave Peter Allen smiling (maracas are optional).
While not sonically a match, 'Sedona' evokes a similar feel to the Doves' classic 'There Goes The Fear'; ie. the change of tempos and traversing multiple genres within the 'rock' world.
Created by lead singer and songwriter Steele McMahon, on the road in the 'wild west' of the USA, the intricate and ambitious 'Sedona' fully immerses the listener in the riotous energy of the band's live performance.
Which they'll be doing with a string of tour dates announced to promote their upcoming second EP (due out later this year). See below for tour dates.
Ahead of the song's commercial release tomorrow, scenestr is thrilled to be able to premiere a stream of 'Sedona' today.
"This was written while driving through Arizona and the 'wild west' of the USA. I recorded most of the riffs by singing them into my phone as I drove through the amazing landscape," singer-songwriter Steele McMahon says.
The immersive sound generated by 'Sedona' is no accident as drummer Jordan Brunoli explains. "There are so many layers to this track we maxed the Pro Tools track count! There are 14 layers of percussion alone." Epic.
"We originally had another song in mind for the release (which will be featured in our upcoming EP), which was shorter and musically 'safer'," adds saxophonist Will Baxter.
"We decided to go with 'Sedona' because it showcases our live experience, and keeps you coming back for more."
The Steele Syndicate Tour Dates
Sun 4 Nov - Live at Bond (Gold Coast)
Thu 22 Nov - Henry's Rooftop @ Hotel Steyne (Sydney)
Fri 23 Nov - LazyBones Lounge (Sydney)
Sat 24 Nov - The Illawarra Brewery (Wollongong)
Sun 25 Nov - Lass O'Gowrie Hotel (Newcastle)
Wed 28 Nov - MOLO Live @ ANU (Canberra)
Fri 30 Nov - Baha Tacos (Rye)
Sat 1 Dec - The Penny Black (Melbourne)
Sun 2 Dec - Phillip Island Winery (Ventnor)
Sat 8 Dec - The Triffid (Brisbane)
Sun 9 Dec - Peregian Originals (Sunshine Coast)