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The Smith Street Band To Release Third Album

'Throw Me In The River', The Smith Street Band are going from strength to strength, with the drop of their third LP happening in only a matter of days. The album from the Melbourne rockers is multidimensional, full of their trademark earnest storytelling, it too serves as a snapshot of the last few years of their hectic lives. Often dark but always honest, the album is a virtual passport to their global rise, with songs written in Winnipeg, Salt Lake City, Calgary, London, New York and North Melbourne amongst other places.

Since their 2010 inception, the band has done things their own way and at their own pace: full steam ahead, with Throw Me In The River no exception.   Nestling down in a cottage in the pristine surrounds of Forrest, in The Otways, Victoria, the album saw the band team up with Bomb The Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock as producer, Jonathan Low (The War On Drugs, The National) as mixer and once again work with close friends Matt Voigt (Don't Fuck With Our Dreams) and Sam Johnson (Sunshine & Technology) to engineer the record.  

What would typically be a taxing time for any band, particularly following up the success of 2012's Sunshine & Technology, wasn't so for The Smith Street Band, as they momentarily stepped outside the makeshift studio to perform an inspired cover of Courtney Barnett's 'History Eraser' for triple j's Like A Version and completed a 9-date sold out Australian tour with Violent Soho.  

With a population of just 170 people, a surprise solo show from Wil Wagner at the local pub, The Wonky Donkey, had the entire town of Forrest talking. In near freezing conditions, the gig and the bonfire after party that followed united locals and was magically captured by photographer Andy Johnson for the album's cover art, a final thankyou to the small community that hosted the band for a month of recording. The personal connection between band and fans may change in its setting, but the unbridled feeling of joy and inclusiveness that echoes from their shows remains the same.  

Having just announced a national Australian tour for this November with New Jersey's indie-folk-punk sweethearts The Front Bottoms and English comrades Apologies, I Have None; hometown heroes, The Smith Street Band will spend October playing shows throughout Europe and the UK. Before jetting to the USA for a short East Coast tour, including a third straight appearance at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida.   

Be it at Boston's House Of Blues, a basement bar in South West London, Groezrock Festival in Belgium or a secret show in the small township of Forrest, The Smith Street Band have honed their live show with precision over the past 12 months.  

As the buzz follows The Smith Street Band wherever they go, with the imminent release of their third LP and touring plans for new continents, it's only going to get louder.


Wed 19th – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)  

Thu 20th – The Gov, Adelaide (Lic. AA)  

Fri 21st – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (18+)  

Sat 22nd – Manning Bar, Sydney (18+)  

Sun 23rd – Zierholz @ UC, Canberra (18+)

 Mon 24th – Factory Theatre, Sydney (Lic. AA)  

Wed 26th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)  

Thu 27th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+) – SOLD OUT  

Fri 28th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+) – SOLD OUT  

Sat 29th – Rosemount Hotel, Perth (18+) – SOLD OUT

 Sun 30th - Railway Hotel Beer Garden, Fremantle (18+)  

Sat Dec 6th
The Reverence Hotel, Footscray (U18) w/The Bennies, Fear Like Us & Rockenspiele

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