Two Steps on the Water announce debut Album release with new single 'A Little Scared' + East Coast Tour Dates!
“In Melbourne these days you can’t go anywhere without someone vouching for the supremacy of Two Steps on the Water, which is as it should be” – Strine Whine
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Simon Grounds (Gold Class and Little Desert) in the first half of 2016. Simon’s experience with weird folk and post punk comes through on God Forbid, whose production is largely natural, sparse, visceral and textural, while making room for some instrumentation that wouldn’t be found at a typical Two Steps on the Water show.
Equal parts anxious and sentimental, 'A Little Bit Scared' is a song about vulnerability, recognition, and navigating romance and sexuality as a gay trans gal. It is the second single off Two Steps on the Water's debut album, God Forbid Anyone Look Me in the Eye.
Two Steps on the Water’s music is tragic and furious, heavy and soft, whispered and screamed. Lyrically, the band’s songs deal primarily with singer/guitarist June Jones’ experience as a trans woman with PTSD, while instrumentally, Jones’s nylon string guitar, Sienna Thornton’s soaring violin and Jonathan Nash’s restrained yet powerful drumming place the band somewhere inside a folk music context. Since their conception in late 2014 they have been consistently playing shows, breaking strings, and writing and recording sad and angry music.
Upcoming ShowsWednesday, July 27th - The Tote
with Spike Fuck and Gregor
Saturday, August 6th - The Curtin
with Screaming Females and Camp Cope
God Forbid Anyone Look Me in the Eye Album Tour Dates
Friday, August 19th – Album Launch Show – The Tote
with Camp Cope and RVG
Thursday, August 25th – Canberra – The Pheonix
with Passive Smoke, Happy Axe and Ear Ache
Friday, August 26th – Sydney – Red Rattler
with Moonsign, Skin Prison and Dog Dirt
Saturday, August 27th – Brisbane – Trainspotters
with Virginia Sook, Raw Sugar and Kate Woodhouse Sunday, August 28th – Sydney – Jura Books with Rachel Maria Cox and Poetry readings (Afternoon show)