StillNative is a "RawBeat" rock duo from Ottawa. Made up of
guitarist Patrick Steele and drummer Max Savage the pair craft a sound that is all together their own, greasy grooves, classic song
writing and a straight-ahead rock n' roll attitude. Max’s hip
drumming and dirty beats propel Patrick’s gritty guitar work and soulful lyrics. The music’s subtle mambo, and New Orleans back-beat is sure to leave you craving more of that heavy groove.
The duo’s self-produced debut album was tracked LIVE at Chateau Cyr and commanded radio play across the country breaking the Earshots! Top 10 chart at 7 different stations. In support of the
release the duo hit the road with a Maritime tour that saw them
perform in ON, QC, N-B, N-S and P-E-I.
They have shared the limelight with Bluesman Ross Neilsen, ECMA winner Carmen Townsend, Juno winners Digging Roots, #1 touring blues act in Canada JW-Jones and have garnered press from the Metro, CBC, La Rotonde and various online blogs. The band has showcased at the RBC Bluesfest 13’, Fringe Festival 13’, E.L.E. Festival 13’, Ottawa Fashion Week and at the Festival de l’Outaouais
Émergent supporting We Are Wolves.
"Lo Fi, dirty beats, bluesy tempos, and a shot of raw beat rock in your face, StillNative have really settled into their sound...The album itself is entirely cohesive. From one track to the next you’re taken on a steady, groovy ride highlighted by well pronounced, seemingly intentional drawn out beats and riffs that keep you on the edge of your seat and pull you into the sound. I feel consumed by their efforts. This truly is a musical experience if you can lend an ear."
- Jae Pyl, IndependentMusicNews.uk.co