Steady Habits “Hold In Your Breath (EP)” (Independent, 2020)

There is a band called Steady Habits which are a Connecticut-based American punk-ska band: this is definitely not them. This Steady Habits is the unmistakable new Americana project of Sean Duggan of Loud Mountains, and there is nothing loud about it but the statement he makes. Sean and Kevin of Loud Mountains made a quiet splash on the Oxford folk scene these last few years and recently went their separate ways when Kevin went off to Nashville; Happily means twice as much music for the world. Continue reading “Steady Habits “Hold In Your Breath (EP)” (Independent, 2020)”

Home Life: Steady Habits

UK Americana band Loud Mountains, whose brand of roots meets power-pop always found a place in my affections, broke up in 2019.  That band’s one-part head honcho Sean Duggan is back in the recording sphere with his new band, Steady Habits, formed after his brother and co-leader Kevin returned to the states to pursue a solo career.  ‘Hold In Your Breath,’ the band’s wonderful debut EP released this month is, ironically, nothing short of a breath of fresh air on a roots scene that seems to have turned its back a little on the old ‘Alt-country’ vibe of old. Continue reading “Home Life: Steady Habits”