The Smith Street Band

It’s been just over five years since The Smith Street Band released their debut full length, No One Gets Lost Anymore. In that time, the four Melbourne locals have done things their own way and at their own pace: full steam ahead. Freshly returned from America, where they’ve just wrapped up recording for their fourth long player, the much anticipated release of new music is imminent.

Released in 2014 to critical acclaim, The Smith Street Band’s last offering Throw Me In The River landed triple j Feature Week and debuted in the ARIA top 20 album chart. It scored the band a nomination for ‘Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album’ at the 2015 AIR Awards, ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the Rolling Stone Awards and took out the gong for ‘Best Live Band’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Lead single “Surrender” came in at #69 in triple j’s Hottest 100.

Non-stop touring has seen The Smith Street Band cement their place as one of Australia’s best and hardest working live bands, selling out more shows and bigger venues as each tour passes. The band have now clocked up over 15 international tours, selling out shows everywhere from London to New York and appearing on some of the world’s top notch festivals, including Reading & Leeds in the UK, Belgium’s Groezrock, and Laneway, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Meredith appearances back on home soil. Now they get to add Groovin the Moo to that list.

Artist Moos

February 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM THE SMITH STREET BAND!

It’s Valentine’s Day and what better gift to receive than one from The Smith Street Band!

If you’re a fan of Melbourne foursome, you may have received a cute Valentine’s Day Birthday card in the post containing this message:

“Hello!

Happy Birthday’s for February 14th!

Lots of love,

 The Smith Street Band”

Wondering what that was all about?

It was all alluding to today’s trio of surprises! The boys announced their new album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me alongside a little gift in the form of lead single “Birthdays” and it’s accompanying video.

“Birthdays”, which is their follow up to previous single “Death To The Lads” (#21 on triple j’s Hottest 100), finds poetic front man Wil Wagner “being positive for once”.

“There’s no despair or hopelessness in this one, he’s wearing the positivity on his sleeve. It’s a song about love and growing up – a constant theme in Wil’s songwriting” says drummer Chris Cowburn (via triple j).

 It’s an empowering and joyful tune that follows Wil’s chance encounter with a stranger on a pier in Hobart. Cowburn says to “expect more of the same” from their signature heartfelt punk sound along with some new tweaks on their forthcoming album.

Accompanying the new tune is a quirky but charming music video that follows the adventures of a young girl and her robot best friend! It’s adorable and we love it. You should watch the full video above, STAT.

The Melbourne band’s fourth studio outing was recorded in California and will be released on April 7th under their own label, Pool House Records. It’s available for pre-order now.

You can catch The Smith Street lads belting out the sounds of their new album at GTM 2017!


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