The Steele Syndicate Bring Endless Feel-Good Fun With ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’

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Image credit: Chris Mollenhauer at Prestige Photography

Previous Support for The Steele Syndicate

Last 3 single releases premiered on Triple J Roots ‘N’ All

Music Video premiered on The Music
[Funky Trombone]

Music Video played on MTV 
[Funky Trombone]

“Prepare yourself for a 7-course meal and a trip around the world. Constantly making you dance and sing, this track keeps you guessing whilst it leads you on a journey through time and space.”
(Nkechi Anele, Triple J)
[About Sedona]

“Straight out of a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, The Steele Syndicate’s new single ‘Sedona’ is a rollicking adventure through brassy synth stabs, rumbling drum patterns, liberal smatterings of ‘wooaahhhs’ and an ending that would leave Peter Allen smiling (maracas are optional).”
[About ‘Sedona’]

Watch ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’ Music Video
Stream ‘One Beer Is Never Enough)’

The undeniably catchy and very relatable track, ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’ is the latest from Brisbane/Meanjin’s funk-rock and groove gods The Steele Syndicate – a brass-led banger being released alongside the accompanying music video on July 29.

The exceptionally talented eight-piece’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 octet boasts a four-piece horn section, and rhythm section to match – and will get a crowd on their feet in no time.

With three EP’s already under their belt, The Steele Syndicate are gearing up for the release of their debut album in October – kicking things off with the brilliantly infectious ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’.

A manifesto about having an insatiable appetite for a good time and all the beverages that are inevitably enjoyed to get there, the song will draw a smile with its playful chants, and perhaps a chuckle as the stakes escalate in a cheeky fashion with each verse. Though a very fun and danceable number, as it progresses ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’ will get right into the feels as the lyrics acknowledge an unquenchable thirst. The anthem is boosted by an indulgence of brass with trumpet, trombone and two saxophones bringing the unabashed energy, a sobering moment of vocals underpinned by standalone piano, and guitar and drums blazing throughout.

Written during one of the very moments that it so perfectly captures, The Steele Syndicate reflect on where it all began:

“‘One Beer’ was born in the studio, the lead hook emerging from a chant over some end of the day drinks. The song just got bigger and bigger. Horns, guitar solos and call and response vocals made it an instant crowd favourite.”

Gesturing to the deeper meaning at the core of the track, the group says it is, “A song for those who don’t believe in having too much of a good thing – until they do.” 

It’s an epic party tune and vibrant anthem for having drinks with mates, getting carried away with the night and ensuring your cup is never empty. The accompanying video plays out variations on scenes of precisely that – including a classic game of Goon of Fortune, an activity that is quintessential to Aussie drinking culture – and one that always takes things to a new level as the video shows. You can never have enough – or can you?

Crack open a cold one and get ready for a good time with ‘One Beer (Is Never Enough)’ single and video when they’re served up on July 29.


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