One Step Closer started in 2016 and in a matter of years have come into their own as a modern hardcore mainstay. Their 2019 EP "From Me To You" countered existing trends in exchange for a more melodic sound in the vein of bands like Turning Point and Title Fight. They went on to open for Have Heart at the band’s now legendary reunion shows that summer, and joined bands like Knuckle Puck and Turnstile on tour.
2021 saw the band sign with Run For Cover Records, and then release their debut LP "This Place You Know". The songs on "This Place You Know" simply exude energy, with One Step Closer harnessing the most dynamic, compelling, and memorable elements of their influences from hardcore and beyond. After standout performances at festivals worldwide including Outbreak Fest, This Is Hardcore and Sound & Fury, One Step