Not only have Melbourne’s loved-up folkish punk rock outfit The Smith Street Band announced the release of their Sophomore offering Sunshine & Technology, but they have also delighted fans all over the country by declaring a string of shows in support of the album.
Rising to the attention of the masses with their debut album No One Gets Lost Anymore, released in 2011, The Smith Street Band has shown they understand the importance of hard work. Gigging non-stop all over the land from Tasmania to Western Australia, and many places in between, the band has earned an intimidating legion of followers.
Now, with the wake barely settled from No One Gets Lost Anymore, the lads are creating waves all over again with their 2nd full-length Sunshine & Technology. Set to be released August 24 through Poison City Records, recorded by Sam Johnson at Melbourne’s Three Phase Studios and mixed by Matt Voigt (Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, The Nation Blue) at Sing Sing Studios, the release truly demonstrates the band’s ability to shape shift and adapt to whatever soundscape they see fit whilst staying loyal to their tried and true sound.
They’ve previously shared stages with the UK’s Frank Turner, Canada’s Fucked Up and La Dispute, always morphing to suit their environment. What’s more, fans who had their minds blown and ears tastefully lulled into a sense of bliss after their previous national tour will be able to experience the whole shebang again. The band has released a series of dates to coincide with the release that just looking at leaves me short of breath. Once complete, the gang will be taking their unique brand of punk rock to China, the US and Europe.
Do not miss your chance to see The Smith Street Band before they jet overseas. You don’t want to be ‘That Guy’ to miss the party everyone will be talking about for months.
The Smith Street Band
Sunshine & Technology Tour
** w/ RESTORATIONS (USA)
FRI AUG 17th @ BRISBANE HOTEL, Hobart
Tickets On The Door. 3 Brisbane Street, Hobart
SAT AUG 25th @ THE TOTE, Melbourne
Tickets from Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com/estore) & The Tote (www.thetotehotel.com) 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood
THU AUG 30th @ ENIGMA BAR, Adelaide
Tickets On The Door. 173 Hindley Street, Adelaide
FRI AUG 31st @ ROSEMOUNT, Perth
Tickets On The Door. 459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
THU SEP 6th @ X & Y BAR, Brisbane **
Tickets On The Door. 648 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley/ Brisbane
FRI SEP 7th @ GREAT NORTHERN, Newcastle **
Tickets On The Door. 89 Scott Street, Newcastle
SAT SEP 8th @ ANNANDALE HOTEL, Sydney **
Tickets from www.annandalehotel.com 17 Parramatta Road, Annandale
SUN SEP 9th @ PHOENIX LOUNGE, Canberra **
Tickets On The Door. 21 East Row, Canberra
SUN SEP 16th @ POISON CITY WEEKENDER *Sold Out!