Roadrunner Records newest signings, STEADLÜR are set to unleash their debut single, ’Bumpin’ on 30th March. Their eponymous debut album follows on 18th May.
The ’Bumpin’ video sees the band playing at a skate rink, whilst a bunch of hot roller girls race around them. The track is a crash course in what the band are about; high octane, have-a-good-time-all-of-the-time, party rock n’ roll with a swagger n’ attitude ripped right out of the Guns n’ Roses rule book.
Culling influences from '80s bands like Skid Row and '90s alt-rock like Weezer, STEADLÜR were formed by frontman/guitarist Philip Steadlür and his drummer brother Dallas. The four-piece hail from Atlanta, Georgia and are completed by Daniel (bass) and Tommy (guitar). Despite their city’s status as a centre for urban music, STEADLÜR manage to flourish as one of the few rock acts in the region. "We do tend to turn heads around town," Philip admits. "People think ‘Who *are* those dudes?!’ since we like to draw attention to ourselves. We can be at an all-you-can-eat buffet and turn it into a party!" Dallas concurs with his brother, saying, "We can turn anything we're doing into a good time." And in these times, we all need reminding sometimes to look on the bright side.
The band’s first offering addresses life as the young band knows it, but they think there’s something for everyone on the album. "We want to keep our music open to anyone who can relate to it, whether you're a 9-5 worker, 40-years-old or even 13 years old," muses Philip. Dallas continues, "The record is fun, but we do recognize that there's more to life than partying, sex or being pissed off about your love life.”
Their debut features raucous riffs, memorable melodies and choruses that beg to be sung along to. Case in point? "My Mom Hates Me," a super-sticky anthem with a feel good vibe but actually explores the issue of spoilt rich kids running riot, while their parents throw money at them. On the flipside, "Angel (On the Wrong Side of Town)" is a ballad that showcases the band’s subtler side. Dallas sums up the album, saying, "The record is definitely playful at times, but there is a depth to it. We rely on our live show to paint a picture. I remember Dave Navarro said something to the effect that if you hear something good when you listen to his records, you are going to see something good when you come to his show. We’re like that."
Philip encapsulates the essence of Steadlür by saying, "We don’t come from wealthy families. We’ve always had to work for what we have and we’ll keep working for it." That's how career bands are made. And Steadlür are about to gatecrash your existence.