Riding the buzz of their self-released debut EP, “Hot”, Swedish trio STEW parlayed their rich, authentic 60s/70s riff-Rock revivalism into the perfect next step for a band of their talent: a record deal with heavy tastemaker label Ripple Music.
With laid-back grooves as classic and syrupy as MOUNTAIN or BLUE CHEER, this is a band who makes no apologies for what they do, and that's blasting out explosive, bluesy, even funky jams that resurrect everything the 70s did right, but with a core of honest heaviness that exists outside time.
Ripple CEO Todd Severin says:
“STEW blew me away with their debut of fuzzed-out psych pyrotechnics. “Hot” is one of the strongest debuts I've heard, so naturally, I was thrilled to welcome them to the family. Now, with a full album, STEW gets the chance to stretch out and really show what they can do. And it's pretty damn amazing”.
STEW’s new album “People” is a barn-burner of heavy jams, singalong grooves, and anthemic rock nuggets that feels ready for a stadium tour with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD.
On the new record and joining Ripple, the band elaborates:
“Just like the first EP, the whole album is recorded live other than vocals and solos, because we wanted a classic rock sounding album like the ones from the 70's that we love. Ripple's way of seeing their bands as a family is great and we couldn't be happier to be a part of it to release our debut album!”
Be on the lookout for more news and an official release date for STEW “People” in the coming weeks.