I appreciate you taking the time to chat with me today! For those who are unfamiliar, how did Gold Steps come to be?
Liz: Back in 2016, I [was] in a band with Zach, our guitarist. That band wasn’t going in the creative direction we wanted to. Since we were writing most of the songs, we decided it was time for us to move on [so] we left that band and started Gold Steps. We played around the Austin area for a while and started going out on tour pretty quickly after that. We released our first EP in 2016, released a second EP in 2018 and that’s when we really started hitting the road. We got to play Warped tour, we did a couple of shorter tours and then we did a full US tour in 2019 with Calling All Captains and Settle Your Scores.
In between those times we were getting in the studio, recording new demos and stuff to send to labels. Then in 2019, we decided to step back for a minute and take a break. We relocated to Milwaukee, which is where I’m from. We decided to get settled for a little bit [but] Covid happened before we were able to really situate ourselves and get new band members. It took a little bit but, towards the end of 2020, we decided to really start looking and commit to getting back to music. We found Ryan, our bassist, and drummer, Mikey. We started writing songs right away. We had our producer and co-writer come up to Milwaukee and we wrote three songs and added that to some of these demos that we’d recorded over the past couple of years and put it together as an EP,.
Revival Recordings reached out to us in either late 2021 or early 2022, kept the conversation going and we decided to sign with them earlier this year. They’re putting out our new record this October.
That Ain't It is out Friday.
More information on Gold Steps and info about their upcoming shows can be found on their website.