Guardrail is the world’s first Diet Punk band. Basically, we understand we’re not punk—Minor Threat and Good Charlotte have that covered, thank god. We’re also not really pop, which explains why we haven’t hit it big. We’re just a combination of those things that uses Splenda instead of real sugar. And because of that, until you get used to us, we’re going to leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Gold Steps formed in 2016 to create catchy, powerful music inspired by The Wonder Years, State Champs and Neck Deep. A chance meeting with nonprofit HeartSupport led the band to bring personal experiences with mental health to the forefront, setting the stage for 2018’S thematic EP, Incandescent.Between tours supporting Calling All Captains, Settle Your Scores, Till I Fall and Summer Wars, Gold Steps hit the studio with producer Rick King and Hit The Lights’ Nick Thompson. In 2019, the band dropped singles “Empty Space,” and “Under Attack,” showcasing the band’s strengths, with bright leads and fill-heavy drums supporting dynamic vocal melodies.After nearly a year of silence, Gold Steps re-emerged in 2021 by announcing a new lineup and new music to come. Glimpses on social media showed the band reuniting with Thompson, and teasing more pop-forward hooks. In June of 2021, Alternative Press named Gold Steps to their list of “13 Artists Who Are Reclaiming The Pop-Punk Music
Alternative/Pop-punk from Chicago, Illinois. Debut EP ‘The Roads We’ve Traveled’ out NOW!