Steel Wheels is an anachronistic project in the age of isolation and the bedroom producer: an oversized outfit that pumps out rock with an unmistakable country tinge. There’s no doubt it goes against the grain — but it’s all the better for it.
It takes all seven members of Steel Wheels to produce their signature sound. The saxophone and keys play melodies fresh and pretty, with harmonies by four singers backed by plenty of guitar and drums to keep it gritty.
The band was born in 2020 with the release of their first two singles 'Tied Up' and 'Standing Still'. Steel Wheels are country enough without any of the gimmicks, but rock and roll enough to slide their way into any associated scene and stand on their own.
Though Steel Wheels formed only last year, the Melbourne band has a chiselled sound that hints at years of being honed on the road. And when this seven-piece machine roars into life in Alexander, their third single, it produces elemental melodies that simply can’t be denied