It didn’t take long for Step Rockets to take off. Their self-released single “Kisser” found it’s way to #1 on the Hype Machine charts just two weeks after its release despite virtually no publicity. The track has since garnered over 7.4 million plays on Spotify and catapulted the band onto the international music scene.
With appearances at Firefly Festival, Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and a slew of other festivals and major venues across North America, Step Rockets have developed a reputation as one of the most exciting new live bands on the scene, seamlessly blending wailing guitar solos and anthemic melodies with infectious dance grooves.
Step Rockets continue to push the boundaries of indie pop with unique instrumentation and progressive songwriting. The band’s music has been featured in TV shows and commercials, including placements in Showtime’s Shameless and ABC’s Cougartown. Their music exemplifies a cosmic divergence of the past, present, and future, focused around memorable melodies and powerful lyrics.
The band has released a collection of popular singles including “Kisser” and “Turning Tides (By Your Side)”, as well as remixes and videos, that all led up to their highly anticipated debut EP, Future Nature, which was released April 2016 (on Harbour/Caroline). In 2016, Step Rockets had a busy year of touring the United States, including supporting UK indie rockers The Crookes and co-headlining a West Coast tour. The band continues to write and record.
Forming after years of making music in the Midwest, the group’s love for punchy pop, old-school rock and roll, sensitive folk, and the beat of hip hop brought their debut album Stargazer to a unique sound with relatable lyrics and a sincere heartbeat. With elements of synth pop, bubble guitars, and catchy vocals the group’s top priority is to give permission to the audience to have fun. “It’s fun and carefree. It’s our job to provide people who work everyday jobs, or who are swamped with homework and life with an opportunity to let go and smile, maybe for the first time in a long time. We don’t take that lightly.
HENRY JAMES PATTERSON
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.