Singapore’s The Steve McQueens refuse to be pedestrian; they don’t live in the transient or the touch-and-go. Swerving between cool seduction and gripping magnetism, they aim to light the world up with their brand of self-styled neo-vintage soul-funk.

Ginny Bloop (vocals), Joshua Wan (keyboards), Jase Sng (bass) and Aaron James Lee (drums) formed the band in 2013 and released Seamonster in 2015, an album produced by Incognito founder Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick. The growing reputation of their electric live shows and musicality has taken them to iconic regional festivals like Japan’s Summersonic, Indonesia’s Java Jazz, Singapore’s Singjazz and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

This September sees the release of The Steve McQueens’ highly anticipated album, TERRAЯIUM – a reflection of the band’s journey in the past two years. Having undergone soul-searching metamorphoses at both personal and collective levels, the album is a blossoming realisation of artistic purpose – the planted seed has fully grown.

Check out latest single, ‘Hephaestus‘ and keyboardist, Joshua Wan’s, Top 10 Songs to Be Driving To…

1. Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Nakamarra’

“Favourite cruising song of all time…”

2. Moonchild – ‘Voyager’

“Also my favourite chill album…”

3. Gregory Porter – ‘Skylark’

“Number one calmer for when I gotta be somewhere fast and the traffic isn’t cooperating…”

4. Sampha – ‘Happens’

“The Voice that keeps me awake!”

5. alt-J – ‘Breezeblocks’

“My reminder that too much evolution isn’t necessarily a good thing…”

6. Thelonius Monk and John Trane – ‘Epistrophy’

“Monk and Trane – ’nuff said.”

7. Gretchen Parlato – ‘Blue In Green’

“Glasper on piano! C’mon now…”

8. Chet Baker – ‘Blue In Green’

“…and now Chet!”

9. Brad Mehldau – ‘Largo’

“This is what I want to sound like when I grow up.”

10. Brad Mehldau – ‘Highway Rider’

“Oh, Brad. You magnificent genius freak.”

TERRAЯIUM will be released across digital platforms this September 2017. Hephaestus is out now.

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