Hold On, ‘Weekend’s Coming’ – And So Is The Indie Slow-Burner Of The Same Name From The Steele Syndicate

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Previous Support for The Steele Syndicate

‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’ Premiered via Double J

“An anthem for punters who enjoy the tactile feels of seeing live music in the flesh with their hands clasping a cold beer”
(Scenestr) [About ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’]

“One Beer (Is Never Enough) is one hell of a toe-tapping tune. It sees the talented eight-piece utilise all sound levels, from bopping drum work, ripping guitars and some big horn moments. It’s the complete package.”
(AAA Backstage) [About ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’]

“It’s a full-bodied, bubbly & tropical blend with a playful smidge of impish glee.”
(LiveWire AU)
[About ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’]

“It’s funny coz it’s true”
(Bridie Tanner, Triple J) [About ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’]



Did you know that tomorrow is your day off? Even if it’s not, that feeling you just experienced, that fleeting moment of sweet relief – that’s what this new song ‘Weekend’s Coming’ is all about. This beautiful slow-burner from Brisbane/Meanjin brass-led octet The Steele Syndicate is out on September 2. 

With a four-piece horn section and equally-weighted rhythm section, the exceptionally talented group’s live raucous energy has made them a festival favourite, with appearances at 2021’s Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Mitchell Creek FestivalTablelands Folk Festival and headlining Summer Sounds in Melbourne/Naarm.

The title track from their upcoming album –and the second song to be released after the brilliantly infectious and cheeky ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’– has the groovy funk-rockers continuing to impress with ‘Weekend’s Coming’.

Taking us on a more heartfelt journey than ever before, ‘Weekend’s Coming’ is more ‘swoon’ than high-energy tune. And it’s a beauty. Embellished with their signature horn-led magic, the song erupts in cathartic release with blissful harmonies and a singalong outro that feels as uplifting and majestic as a band that is half-brass instruments should.

A sincere and emotive indie-rock number that builds from the mood of a melancholic Monday up to an anthemic cry, it’s a desperate plea for the weekend and everything it represents. Steele McMahon elaborates:

“The tune is a cathartic release from the day-to-day grind, and taps into the shared human experience of hard work for something important. Even in the hardest of times, what gets us through is knowing what we’re fighting for. And the weekend is always just around the corner.”

Definitely not strangers to the stage, The Steele Syndicate have played a myriad of festivals and live gigs, and are similarly gaining support from Double J, Australian Music Scene, AAA Backstage, MTV, The Music, LiveWire AU, Scenestr, The Point, as well as a host of community radio stations, the band are taking their raucous and punchy energy to great heights.

Keep an ear out for The Steele Syndicate’s ‘Weekend’s Coming’ on September 2, ahead of the album release on October 14. The band will also be on tour throughout September, October and November, more details below.

Weekend’s Coming Tour
10 Sept – Seaview Tavern | Woolgoolga, NSW
11 Sept – Hoey Moey | Coffs Harbour, NSW
17 Sept – Under The Trees Festival | Boyne Island, QLD
23-25 Sept – Wallaby Creek Festival | Cairns, QLD
14 Oct – Eleven Dive Bar | Maroochydore, QLD
5 Nov – The Princess Theatre | Brisbane, QLD

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