Photo Credit – Kate Matthews
Saskatoon, SK-based four-piece band, The Steadies recently unveiled their EP, TRIKETRA: Mind.
They also shared a single in mid-July, “Can’t Stop Dancin’.” Written by the band, “Can’t Stop Dancin’” is an upbeat, feel-good summer song that coasts on
catchy, modern pop beats that are fused with quintessential Steadies grooves to bring out good vibes and dance fever in everyone.
Earl Pereira – the band’s frontman – says,
“We wanted to do something fun and tell the story of the band as we prepare for a big hometown summertime show. Getting the crowd dancing is a big part of our shows, so this is a summer tune that you can listen to – and dance to – everywhere.”
Sure! I’m Earl Pereira from The Steadies. We’re a Western Canadian-based high-energy, island-rockin, fab four featuring myself on lead vocals and bass, Kurtis Schultz on drums, and as mixing engineer and guitarists Jesse Clark and Chris Valleau.
The writing process was quite challenging as the entire record was written during the pandemic. Chris and I got all of the new songs started in our own studio in Saskatoon. Jesse is based in Victoria, BC, and Kurtis, based in Edmonton, added their ideas remotely. From there, we had a couple of recording sessions together during our Fall 2021 tour.
We named the album TRIKETRA, which is based on an ancient Latin word, “triquetra,” meaning everything important in life happens in 3s or in 3 stages. So we decided to release a 15-song album as 3 EPs that each follow one of the main triquetra themes: mind, body, & soul, paired up with another triquetra theme: sun, earth, and moon.
Yes, we are only halfway through our 30-date summer tour and still have some big festivals to headline in Cold Lake AB and Waskesiu SK and some big events such as the prestigious National Music Centre summer concert series in Calgary AB.
We have a Fall tour planned to support the 2nd EP release, TRIKETRA: Body, and our first tour out east in Ontario & Quebec in over three years. The first single off the Fall EP is our cover of the classic Redbone hit song, ‘Come and Get Your Love, which we are using for a campaign to work with youth music programs all across Canada. In 2023, we’re going to continue our goal of international touring, establishing the band in Australia, New Zealand, US, and heading back to Europe and the UK.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.