The Smith Street Band

Live Review: Snowtunes was a mega festival in a winter wonderland where Aussie acts shined

September 3, 2018

It dropped to 4 degrees both nights of Snowtunes 2018, so what did the organisers do to combat the crowd getting frozen? They assembled a lineup that would be sure to have the audience dancing, rocking and partying for hours on end. With pyro and Co2 cannons for nearly every set and boasting the likes […]

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Skegss join Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival line up this July

May 17, 2018

The return of the Spin Off Festival this year will be bringing the likes of The Wombats, The Jungle Giants and Yungblud through the Adelaide punters in amid the Splendour in the Grass madness, and today, Skegss have joined the bill. The band have already struck up a mad connection with fans right around the country, picking up the mantle […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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Tropical Fuck Storm, Ceres, Baker Boy join The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party

January 10, 2018

The Smith Street Band‘s recent invite for Melbourne-heads to join them at the Coburg Velodrome in March for their first ever Pool House Party has now been followed up with a stacked line up of Australian talent to get around! Joining the Smith Street Band for the March 17th event will be Tropical Fuck Storm, Gareth Liddiard‘s […]

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Festival Review: Liam Gallagher, Peking Duk & The Kooks provide a fitting close for Falls Byron Bay

January 5, 2018

Entering the last day of Falls Festival Byron Bay, you could sense festival fatigue was starting to hit the masses en masse. The campground was quieter for longer in the morning, the toilet blocks were giving off a lovely earthy odour, and security started to be less hands on than they’d been in the previous […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Festival (Day Four) – Lorne (31.12.17)

January 3, 2018

As New Year’s Eve fell over the Otway Rainforest, Falls Festival Lorne kicked into high gear for one last time, hosting the likes of Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, Everything Everything and more. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=50591] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party comes to the Coburg Velodrome

November 29, 2017

The Smith Street Band have been striding through 2017, making moves that their audiences have kinda come to expect. The Melbourne group doesn’t do things by halves and in the establishment of their own label – Pool House Records – The Smithies have taken their burgeoning musical empire to the next level. So obviously, the […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards open public voting as 2017 nominees are unveiled

October 13, 2017

The Age Music Victoria Awards are set to take place at 170 Russell in Melbourne on November 22nd as part of this year’s Melbourne Music Week, celebrating 12 years of recognising Victorian musicians and venues continuing to put their city on the map as a thriving artistic hub. Today, the nominees have been announced, with the […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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Our top 10 acts of Splendour in the Grass 2017

July 26, 2017

Non-headliners ruled Splendour in the Grass this year, and if anything defined the festival for 2017 it was that interest is shifting towards locals who are giving it their all, swiftly outshining headliners for what has become the proving ground for many a homegrown musician over the years. As a festival, Splendour is one of […]

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A.B Original triumph, Tina Arena surprises and Sigur Rós transcend for Splendour in the Grass Day Three

July 24, 2017

Saving the best for last – even after that Powderfinger reunion – Splendour 2017 closed out with what very well may be its single best day in years. The quality on offer from start to finish was undeniable, upheld by both locals and internationals who were clearly set on not letting Bernard Fanning own the […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 4, 2017

Shockingly, we find ourselves in the second half of 2017 already. In terms of new music, we’ve been hit with some heavy releases from some of pop music’s biggest names, while some of our favourite Australian artists have come out swinging with impressive album and EP releases all their own. As the first week of […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 5th 2017)

June 5, 2017

Missed the frantic BADBADNOTGOOD rework of Denzel Curry’s “Ultimate”, the Fleet Foxes influenced newie by Didirri or maybe the soulful debut from Remi’s other half, Sensible J? We’ve got it all here in another weekly Spotify playlist, plus a bunch of other favourites from our writers and editors. Have a listen below! ———- This content has […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Smith Street Band “Shine” (2017)

May 29, 2017

If you’ve been living under a rock, you may have missed the fact that The Smith Street Band are killing it at the moment. The four piece from Footscray are right smack bang in the middle of their Australian tour for their latest album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me, which is arguably one of the […]

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Live Review: The Smith Street Band + Joyce Manor + Ceres + Allison Weiss – Odeon Theatre, Hobart (25.05.17)

May 27, 2017

In the dark corners of Hobart, surrounded by many a fast food restaurant or club, sits the Odeon Theatre, the premiere setting for the majority of all age concerts to grace Tasmania’s capital. In the wake of their new release, More Afraid Of You Than You Are Of Me, The Smith Street Band make their […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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The Smith Street Band hitting the road for huge national tour this May & June

March 3, 2017

The Smith Street Band have levelled up for their next Australian tour, set to hit some of their biggest venues yet this May and June. The band’s forthcoming fourth album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me, mirrors the boldness of the tour – possibly the band’s most ambitious record to date, the new album […]

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The Smith Street Band announce new album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, due April 7

February 27, 2017

With two singles already revealed, the huge punk anthem “Death To The Lads” and more recently, “Birthdays”, your favourite Aussie-rock legends The Smith Street Band have announced their fourth studio album will finally be released April 7th. Titled More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, it will be the boys first release on […]

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Music Video of The Day: The Smith Street Band “Birthdays” (2017)

February 13, 2017

What a treat. Melbourne boys The Smith Street Band last night dropped their new single ‘Birthdays’, an accompanying video, and today have announced the release of their upcoming album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me. Covering ground familiar to TSSB, we see the video covering technology, growing up, and love. And Wil Wagner, of course. The […]

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Against Me!, The Darkness, Amy Shark & more confirmed for Groovin The Moo 2017

January 31, 2017

Returning for its majestic 13th year this April and May, Groovin The Moo has dropped its line up for 2017 – throwing back to some of our favourite international bands (plus some names primed to be introduced to Australians for the first time), not to mention a class cut of Australian talent in the mix. With […]

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Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms (New Jersey) talks keeping creative, shoeys & their upcoming Australian tour

December 19, 2016

Ahead of their January Australian tour, we catch up with American group The Front Bottoms to chat specially crafted beers, their friendship with The Smith Street Band and returning to Australia for their own headline tour. It’s been two years since you last toured here with The Smith Street band, what are your expectations for the upcoming […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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The Smith Street Band announce ‘Death To The Lads’ November Australian tour

November 3, 2016

The Smith Street Band today drop their new music video for their latest single in “Death To The Lads” and announce a brand new Aussie tour to accompany – praise be to Wil, Chris, Fitzy and Lee. This year has seen the Melbourne four piece perform right round the globe but their return to Australian stages […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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