We sat down with Sheffield’s four piece rock band Steal The City and asked them what 10 tracks changed their lives. Heres what the band had to say. But firstly click the link below and check out their latest EP
1. A Day to Remember – All Signs Point To Lauderdale
I always struggled to fit in, I guess this song spoke to me in that way. Especially with lines like ‘when will I find where I fit in’ & ‘Nothing comes between me and my plans’
2. Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down
This is pretty much the song that got me into rock in the first place. I remember hearing it for the first time on the radio and it kinda blew me away that age.
3. Avenged Sevenfold – Beast & The Harlot
This is the first song I heard by Avenged Sevenfold, I loved the speed, the guitars & vocals. It was this song that made me want to be in a band, especially after seeing it played live.
4. Bullet For My Valentine – The Poison
To put it simply, The Poison is the reason for me picking up a guitar in the first place.
5. Deftones – Digital Bath
A band, drummer and track that made me really think about the technicalities of a drummer. It’s an incredible blend of groove, feel, effects and so much more.
6. While She Sleeps – Until The Death
Heavy drums never sounded so good, and combine that with thick bass and guitar tone it’s definitely enough to push someone into loving the genre.
7. Hopesfall – East Of 1989, Battle Of The Bay
An epic masterpiece track from a relatively unknown hardcore band. My definite desert island album!
8. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
I remember seeing this on a music channel when it was first released and it really blew my mind. Everything about it I loved. Especially when I saw it live at the first ever gig I went too. Plus the album this came from is one of my favourites.
9. Green Day – American Idiot
This is the first song I heard by Green Day. When I saw the video I was totally captivated by the energy and aggression of the song and video combination. That cemented my dream to be in a band and play music, loud.
10. Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
This is a bit of a cliché answer but the story behind it isn’t specifically about the artists version of the song but of a rough cover I saw from my old friend’s brother’s band at the local village hall. This single handedly made me want to play the guitar and specifically a ‘6 string guitar’, which I consistently nagged my parents for until they caved in and got me one for my birthday.