Wilkes-Barre melodic hardcore band One Step Closer have released "Dark Blue," their first new song since their great 2021 debut LP This Place You Know. The song was produced by Jon Markson, a frequent collaborator of OSC's recent tourmates Drug Church, and it finds OSC pushing their music in an even more melodic direction than ever. Comparisons to their Wilkes-Barre neighbors Title Fight are tempting, but more than anything, "Dark Blue" finds OSC continuing to come into a sound of their own. Vocalist Ryan Savitski says:

Earlier this year while driving through the Pacific Northwwest, I was struggling with how much we were about to be touring this year. As much as I was excited, I was just as much scared of how the dynamic of my life at home would change. I almost felt like people would forget about me for some reason, or relationships would change while being away. Through these thoughts, I found comfort in looking out the window of the van and seeing things I never thought I’d ever see. While simultaneously turning my head to see some of best friends who I get to experience this life with. It made me feel conflicted. Potentially lose the people you love at home, to do the thing you love just as much. This song represents those conflicting moments in time.

OSC have an Asbury Park show with Fiddlehead, Mindforce, Hotline TNT, and Reaching Out on December 10, followed by international tours and festivals in 2023, including Outbreak Fest. All dates are listed below.

One Step Closer

One Step Closer -- 2022/2023 Tour Dates
12/10 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents *
02/01 Yokohama, Japan @ B.B Street
02/02 Osaka, Japan @ Hokage
02/03 Nagoya, Japan @ Club Zion
02/04 Shimokitazawa, Japan @ Era
02/05 Tokyo Shinjuku, Japan @ Antiknock
02/08 Manila, Philippines @ Mow's
02/09 Bangkok, Thailand @ TBA
02/10 Jakarta, Indonesia @ Undisclosed
02/11 Solo, Indonesia @ Undisclosed
02/12 Surabaya, Indonesia @ Undisclosed
02/15 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia @ Angkasa Space
02/16 Johor Bahru, Malaysia @ Rockin Jamz Hall
02/17 Singapore @ Room 0416
02/19 Perth, Australia @ Lucy's Love Shack
02/22 Brisbane, Australia @ Black Bear Lodge
02/23 Gold Coast, Australia @ Mo's Desert Clubhouse
02/24 Sydney, Australia @ House of Music & Booze
02/25 Newcastle, Australia @ Newcastle Hotel
02/26 Melbourne, Australia @ Bendigo Hotel
06/23-25 Manchester, UK @ Outbreak Fest

* w/ Fiddlehead, Mindforce, etc

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