OnlineSteve Strong is Plymouth’s one man multi-instrumentalist, specialising in sweeping soundscapes and heartfelt melodies that speak to the soul. His debut album, Three Hands Tall was four years in the making, and released via Genepool Records on 19th May 2014.
An accomplished drummer with 15 years under his sticks, Steve decided to expand his repertoire to include multiple instruments while living and performing with Bristol-based former band Elliot Whale Boy. After a self taught crash course in production, Strong was soon building live guitar loops and overdubbing drum tracks to create his first solo projects. From those first few dalliances with composition, the project grew into Three Hands Tall, and he enlisted the help of friends Scott Brown (guitar/vocals) and Jack Joyce (bass/vocals) to join him on stage for live performance alongside And So I Watch You From Afar, LITE, and This Will Destroy You.
Very few artists can boast having poured four years of their lives into their debut album, but Steve’s dedication and ability to completely immerse himself in the songwriting process has created something that is a reflection of those four years, an organic sonic catalogue of all the trials and tribulations faced by an individual recording his personal masterpiece. Recorded in in Plymouth’s dBs Studios with producer, and close friend, Jay Auborn, Three Hands Tall blends elements of Math-Rock with heavy influences from Four Tet and Squarepusher’s instrumental albums. Strong creates a captivating and genre-defying sound that fills the room, painting the air with sonic pictures.
With a new EP and a selection of live performances scheduled for Summer 2014, Steve Strong’s complex and experimental style is set to hypnotise the UK.
Three Hands Tall is released via Genepool Records.