The Steele Syndicate go all super-spy in 'Ours'
The Steele Syndicate are all about the groove. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band have just released their brand new track "Ours" that delivers beautiful eclectic sounds that will get any listener up on their feet.
The Steele Syndicate’s latest release is powerful and self-reflective, skewering our youthful apathy and reminding us that the ‘time is ours’ to stand up and fight for any issue, big or small, that we really care about. A driving riff and gritty vocals evoke the need for urgent action, recognising that although we sometimes feel left out, our generation is the one that will suffer in the future if we don’t make the effort to care now.
Since their formation in September 2015, The Steele Syndicate have entertained over 80,000 people at Sydney’s City2Surf road run, a packed out EP Launch at The Triffid and "Funky Trombone" Single Release at The Zoo, and made their mark at a number of SouthEast Queensland’s best venues. They’re a besuited instrument-hopping unit with inspirations drawing from some great talent, and for very particular reasons: Vulfpeck (cheekiness), Fat Freddy’s Drop (groove), The Cat Empire (energy), Matt Corby (soul) and Earth, Wind & Fire (choreography).
The Steele Syndicate’s second EP is on the way in 2018. The upcoming record presents the band’s evolved, energetic sound, continuing its natural development since the release of Antipodes in August 2016. The band have now announced a number of shows along the east coast to give you a taste of whats to come, including a visit to the Sunshine Coast, to play Solbar on June 23.
Check out the clip to 'Ours' below, and take in that sweet funky funkaaaay flute solo that Ron Burgundy would be jealous of.