Australian triple title winners, Salt & Steel are spreading seriously good vibes with the release of their debut EP Breathe. Connect. Grow, launching at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on the Gold Coast, 9 February.
Officially crowned champions by Bluesfest, Buskers By The Creek and Airlie Beach Music Festival in 2017, this powerhouse duo, Briony Edgar and Elle Steele, are one of the most promising emerging folk, roots and rock acts on the scene right now.
"Salt & Steel are genuine and unique, taking out the Battle of the Buskers win with their energetic and capitvating performance," said Buskers by the Creek Director, Cindy Jensen, "The judges were unanimous, Salt & Steel stole the show!"
Inspired by their experiences travelling and hearing songs and stories from across the globe, Salt & Steel's debut EP takes listeners on an uplifting voyage of growth, from understanding one's demons to finding and celebrating freedom.
"Breathe. Connect. Grow. honours the light and dark moments in life, with a message to always keep growing, learning and living life to the fullest," said drummer and percussionist, Elle Steele.
"Life is an adventure and we're all on our own journey. We reach so many amazing heights but not without first dragging ourselves through the valley and up the mountain. This record embraces those dark places that allow us to grow."
Recorded at Gold Coast's Love Street Studios as part of their Buskers by the Creek champion's prize and mastered by Paul Blakey (Amy Shark, Round Mountain Girls), Breathe. Connect. Grow. is a soul-soothing epiphany of foot stomping rhythms and heart-stirring, hypnotic lines that empower the listener to live their best life.
"Music has the power to heal and connect. We want to share it," said singer and guitarist Briony.
Salt and Steel's debut EP Breathe. Connect. Grow. is out on all digital outlets 9 February, with tickets to the official launch event at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on sale now at trybooking.com/341045.
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BluesFest Busking Competition 'Most Deserving Band' WINNER 2017
Passport to Airlie Beach Festival of Music 'Battle of the Bands' WINNER 2017
Buskers By The Creek Festival 'Battle Of The Buskers' WINNER 2016