Brisbane-based hardcore punk collective Stepson are gearing up to unleash their debut album Help Me Help You on March 26th via Sharptone Records.
The disc was produced, mixed and mastered by Callan Orr of Avalanche Studios (Dream On Dreamer, Young Lions, Hands Like Houses) and its release, like so many others this year, comes on the heels of a frustrating COVID delay.
“We were so bummed last year when we had to push back the release of our debut album due to covid impacts, so much of ourselves went into this album and we’ve been saying it’s coming soon for so long it started to feel like it would never happen,” admits bassist, Jayden Ridley.
“Thankfully it’s all been worth it, we have a physical release that we are so proud of and can’t wait to finally put it out into the world. To anyone who has ever connected with our band. this record is for you. We hope you love it as much as we do!”
Pre-orders for the LP are available now and you can get some right here.
To coincide with the announcement, the band have unleashed an upbeat new single dubbed ‘Deeper Sleep’ which, according to vocalist Brock Alan Conry, is about “insecurities that can carry over from past, abusive relationships”.
“The inner turmoil experienced everyday from past trauma can affect present and future relationships to the point where even dreams feel real,” he explains. “Insecurity is contagious and unfortunately can be transferred from person to person. This song is a helpless plea to help someone they love and care about from their own mind.”
He continues: “Musically it’s the most outside-the-box track to date and we tried to do a lot of different things technically, like dance beats, more staccato guitar work and a solo toward the back end that makes for a really cool crescendo.”
Take ‘Deeper Sleep’ for a spin below.