Storeys Channel 90s electronica on ’Together’ – Out Now! New EP Neon out this July!
Sometimes some partnerships make sense, two musical veterans in the form of Anthony Saff’s Saffery (Cornershop) and Steven Smith (Dirty Vegas), come together to create Storeys, a new project that melds the best of both worlds these artists inhabit. The end product is ‘Together’, a brand new single, lifted from their forthcoming 4-track EP ’Neon’ due later this summer.
Following on from their debut EP released last year, ’Together’ continues the band’s musical evolution. Blending 90s influenced beats and unfiltered electronic grooves, the pair’s creative vision shines through on the track’s cathartic core.
They say: “This is a song about accepting that it may not be the right time for some thing in your life to happen, but having patience and the faith that everything will be ok eventually.” The duo could easily have met in any number of cities, stages, or clubs, but it was a South London friend that brought them together when they were introduced at a favourite restaurant in Boston, USA. Conversations of Smith playing live shows at hedonistic 90s dance clubs in the UK alongside legendary DJs such as Sasha, Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong. Saffery recalling a journey from punk clubs to the burgeoning M61 warehouse scene with a soundtrack of A Guy Called Gerald, LFO, and 808 State, a musical alliance was formed.
Saffery, a founding member of Cornershop, and Smith, a third of Dirty Vegas, both spent years touring the world with their respective bands. Cornershop secured a number one single with Brimful of Asha and Dirty Vegas achieved a Grammy win with Days Go By. After Cornershop stopped touring in 2001, Saffery moved into a production role and has since produced Portugal. The Man, mixed The Lemonheads, and many other projects. Smith, a veteran of electronic music with Billboard naming Dirty Vegas No.6 ’Top selling artists of the 2000s’.
While still continuing to release music with Dirty Vegas, in 2017 Smith became a full time member and percussionist for New Wave pioneers, Squeeze. Today, Saffery and Smith come together on Storeys. After several years of working together on projects including Portugal The. Man’s global hit, Feel It Still and two solo albums by Smith, Storeys reunite the sonic memory of M25/M61 parties and blend crafted songwriting with textured soundscapes.
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