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THE SMITH STREET BAND

Live Review: The Smith Street Band + Andrew Jackson Jihad + The Sidekicks + Lucy Wilson - Metropolis, Fremantle (18.09.15)

Finally back from their adventure overseas, The Smith Street Band left their trusty place at The Rosemount to play a massive show in Fremantle on Friday night. Joined with an ever interesting and spot on support line up as always, there was nothing held back. Spitting out that loveable intensity across the crowd there wasn’t a punter in the place not yelling the songs right back.

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + Andrew Jackson Jihad - The Gov, Adelaide (17.09.15)

The Smith Street Band

The Smith Street Band and Andrew Jackson Jihad packed out The Gov on Thursday night. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review delivering us these epic photos here:

Photo Gallery: I LOVE LIFE Festival - The Tivoli, Brisbane (13.09.15)

The Smith Street Band were joined by the likes of Walken, Andrew Jackson Jihad and many more for the I LOVE LIFE festival at Brisbane's Tivoli yesterday. Andrew Wade was there and brings us these photos:

Music Video of the Day: The Smith Street Band "I Scare Myself Sometimes" (2015)

If there’s one word to describe The Smith Street Band, it’d be 'human'. They pack so much emotion into their powerful songs it’s no wonder their music resonates worldwide. They’ve just released a new single featuring vocals from Lucy Wilson with a beautiful music video from Celeste Potter. Watch the incredible video here:

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + The Grates + DEAFCULT - Crowbar, Brisbane (22.07.15)

The Smith Street Band join Brisbane stalwarts The Grates and newcomers DEAFCULT for a "secret" pre-Splendour In The Grass party!

The Smith Street Band announce massive Australian Tour, kicking off in September. Tickets probably already sold out.

Melbourne's very Aussie indie-rock band The Smith Street Band are playing England's Reading & Leeds festival this year, and then immediately afterwards they're coming home to play a very comprehensive string of dates all over the country. They're bringing along Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Sidekicks, both from the US, and fellow Melburnians The Sugarcanes. This tour run includes their I Love Life mini-festivals in Sydney and Brisbane.

The Smith Street Band Announce 'I Love Life' Mini-Festivals!

The Smith Street Band, along with their record label Poison City Records, are bringing I Love Life, a mini-festival stuffed with awesome local and international bands, to Sydney and Brisbane this September.

New Music Video: The Smith Street Band "Get High, See No One" (2015)

The Smith Street Band released the music video for their latest Throw Me in the River track, "Get High, See No One", yesterday and true to band form, it's one for the books. Filmed in Footscray, you get a look into the band's home, Wil with clown make up on and general Smith Street antics.

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + Pole Top Rescue - Darwin Railway Club (24.01.15)

For the lucky Darwinians that got a ticket to see The Smith Street Band at the Railway Club, Wil Wagner and Co delivered nothing short of a politcally-charged, ferocious and emotionally tuned energetic punch to the rib cage. Tickets to the sell out show were the hot item in the NT (tears were shed) and The Smith Street Band delivered. Supported by locals Pole Top Rescue, Amy Hetherington brings some photos from the night.

Australia Day Long Weekend Fundraiser shows announced for The Reverence Hotel and The Corner in Melbourne!

For five years running now the Melbourne music community has come together over the Australia Day long weekend to generate much needed funds and awareness for The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, The Refugee Council and Oxfam, all in the name of celebrating our country’s diversity and fighting the ignorance that has at times blemished our national day.

Live Review: The Smith Street Band + The Front Bottoms + Apologies, I Have None - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth (29.11.14)

The hype had been building for this show since the tour sold out shortly after release. Following a strong touring schedule with a headline tour early in the year and the high octane stage shared with Violent Soho a few months back, The Smith Street Band were back on the stage once more to celebrate the release of their latest album Throw Me In The River.

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + The Front Bottoms + Apologies I Have None - The Gov, Adelaide (20.11.14)

The Smith Street Band absolutely killed it at the Gov. There was a seething sea of people at the sold out show with wicked support acts Apologies, I Have None from the UK and US band The Front Bottoms, with local band The Grenadiers opening the show. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos from the pit.

The Smith Street Band, Joelistics and more heading for NYE on the Hill this year!

Just when you thought NYE on the Hill couldn't get any more rad, it goes and does just that! The festival which is already set to host the likes of Jackie Onassis, The Bennies, City Calm Down and more fantastic Australian bands, has announced another slew of amazing artists confirmed to head to 'The Farm', just outside Loch Village in Victoria this NYE.

Global Music Grant 2014 shortlist of nominees announced at BIGSOUND

Today, at Australian music conference BIGSOUND, a shortlist of nominees for the annual 2014 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant has been announced. With the $50,000 grant established last year in conjunction with AIR to help fund an international tour for a chosen independent Australian act, this initiative seeks to celebrate and reward some of our country's best emerging talent and assist them in boosting their global profile, furthering their career overseas.

Gig Announcements: SA & QLD - 3rd September 2014.

In this issue: Brisbane's LeSuits launch debut single, Katchfire perform at The Gov, BIGSOUND parties announced all over the place through Brisbane, The Skatalites bring 50th anniversary party to Adelaide, The Smith Street Band bring the noise to The Gov, The 1975 add an Adelaide show, Shihad performs live at The Gov, The Bloodpoets announce album launch, Bloodstock: A Mick Blood Benefit Gig, Lowrider perform final show in Adelaide, C.W. Stoneking to play Adelaide, Ball Park Music add another Adelaide show to tour, The Return of The Joint Effort hits Brisbane and The Con & The Liar announce an album launch for Deserters.