Despite years of brothers Leon and Robb Perkin jamming together in their Brisbane garage, it wasn’t until 2006 that Quiet Steps properly took shape as the 3 piece indie-punk band that would soon define them. It was the addition of bass player, Josh Strange, that introduced the missing ingredient bringing Quiet Steps in to a realm of their own.
2007’s debut EP was all clean jangly guitars and aggressive vocals but served as a solid starting point to touring south and discovering like-minded bands in the Australian DIY circuit.
More shows both local and interstate saw Quiet Steps supporting bands such as The Temper Trap, Ampere, Daniel Striped Tiger, Bob Nanna and Off Minor setting them up nicely for the ‘Think Aloud’ album which saw release on both CD and vinyl with worldwide distribution.
With the influences of alternative pop, shoegaze and indie rock Quiet Steps fine tuned their sound with the resulting ‘Secular’ recording which was aired around Australia supporting Californian DIY veterans Comadre in winter 2011.
The songs from latest recording ‘Dying Livers’ take you on a journey, telling a story from the struggle of life to the struggle of death. 6 tracks of fast paced, jagged, unrelenting dark yet melodic music which progresses in a downward spiral, much like the inevitable course of life and brought to you as a 12″ 45 for best listening pleasure. A free CD will come with every 12″ which includes the ‘Secular’ recording too. The CD version will be available separately for those with audio challenges.
Dying Livers/Secular will be available in all good independent record stores* or via mail order at www.tenzenmen.com from mid November.
*Red Eye Records (Sydney), Beatdisc (Parramatta), Dada Music (Perth), Music Farmers (Wollongong), Rocking Horse (Brisbane), Ritual Music (Melbourne), Vicious Sloth (Melbourne)