In our Triple Play feature, Euro Rock Scene asks our favorite up-and-coming bands to have each member to give a detailed description of their top three favorite songs in order to give their listeners a better idea of the music that has inspired them as individuals and the band as a whole.
Today we’re checking in with Electronic Production duo Steep Steps (RÊVE’s Athena Hiotis and Multi-Instrumental Producer/Engineer Tony Correlli), who’s recent acoustic fusion of top television shows Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, titled “Game of Thrones (in the Upside Down)“ has taken the online nerd subculture by storm.
Low “When I Go Deaf”
A simple song with a repetitive chord progression that just seems to pull me in and make me contemplate life and put things in perspective. Then it blasts in with its raw power toward the end, overloading the system and sounding “wrong” from an engineering standpoint but hitting the right spot. I love hearing their voices together. I listen to a lot of male and female duo groups and it makes me wish I could sing. I really can’t, so I leave that to Athena.
David Bazan “Fewer Broken Pieces”
I loved his indie-rock band, Perdro the Lion, and Bazan’s solo stuff is amazing. He confronts so many issues head-on with honesty and beauty. This song directly addresses why he became a solo act. It’s sad, funny, and self-effacing in a way that I don’t think any other songwriter could do.
Radiohead “Everything In Its Right Place”
What a great way to start an ambitious and experimental album. As dense as it sounds (and feels), it’s still a pretty simple arrangement, but done so effectively.
St. Vincent “Digital Witness”
what a groove. Seriously. I could sit and talk about the social commentary of this song, but I’m really going to leave it at: this song grooves so hard. When it’s spring time, there is nothing more care-free than rolling down the windows and blasting this song.
Muse “Stockholm Syndrome”
Absolutely love the guitar lines in this song. It was the song I used to really sit down and work on hand coordination when I really started focusing on guitar. And it always pumps me up so I tend to listen to it before and during races.
Rodrigo y Gabriela “Diablo Rojo”
Going to make a hard left and pull this song out. I listen to this song and I go into a trance every time, meanwhile my butt can’t stop moving. Go and watch a few live videos of them playing.