Monday, 3 October 2016

THE STEP – SINGLE REVIEW

The Step – Stay Awake 
The Step - Stay Awake


Release Date: 28th October 2016

The Step are a London based duo but from their names (Stefano Donato and Oliviero Aldous Fella) I’m guessing they’re not London natives (who is though, really?). New single ‘Stay Awake’ is a gorgeous slice of epic indie fitting in with the likes of Coldplay, Keane, Bastille or a European version of the Killers (i.e. slightly less showy). A skipping beat, undulating guitars and the kinds of vocals that you might expect from Brett Anderson if he was a little less hyped up all combine to make something full of passion and power with a sense of the desperate around the fringes. There’s also an excellent if slightly perplexing video accompanying the single which I always applaud – music videos can be so one dimensional these days.


Live Dates:

23rd October – Sofar Sounds, Cambridge
29th October – The Camden Assembly, London
5th November – Listen Up for Stroke @ The Finsbury, London

12th December – Sofar Sounds, Leeds

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