THE SMITH STREET BAND “MORE SCARED OF YOU THAN YOU ARE OF ME” AUSTRALIAN TOUR

From enormous festivals to stageless squats and dive bars all around the world, The Smith Street Band have seen it all and they’ve poured those experiences into their boldest and most ambitious release to date. Today the band announce that they’ll take their fourth album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me on the road around Australia from May, and they’re bringing explosive Californian pop-punks Joyce Manor, Melbourne mates Ceres and indie-pop sensation (and USA SideOneDummy label mate) Allison Weiss with them.

“For this tour we’re playing the venues that we have always dreamed of playing, we chose big beautiful theatres because we want these to be big beautiful shows! We’ve also expanded our show in order to fully bring these songs to life, this tour is our most ambitious, exciting one yet!” –Wil Wagner

More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, the new record from The Smith Street Band is at times dark, ferocious and heavy, while also being joyful, cheeky and full of the underdog spirit that made the band who they are. This record embodies the cohesion and growth shown by the band both musically and lyrically. Known for their breathless touring schedule the album was pieced together in the stolen downtime between their famously frenetic live shows.

The album’s twelve tracks follow lead singer Wil Wagner, more relatable and vulnerable than ever, as he tells the story of a relationship. While their past albums have had stories scattered through the songs, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me follows a powerful narrative that is defined by Wagner’s heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics and frantic delivery of the words that mean so much to him.

On top of Wil’s growth and development as a songwriter the band are in powerful form after years of consistent touring. They have expanded their unique sound to fit in choirs, string sections, even synthesisers and electronic drum kits. This is The Smith Street Band at their passionate, heartbreaking, hope-tinged best and now is your chance to see it live

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Pool House Records, Jackknife Music & triple j present
THE SMITH STREET BAND
“MORE SCARED OF YOU THAN YOU ARE OF ME” AUSTRALIAN TOUR

with special guests
JOYCE MANOR (USA), CERES, ALLISON WEISS (USA)

Thu 25th May – Odeon Theatre, Hobart (Lic. AA)
Fri 26th May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Lic. AA)
Sat 27th May – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sat 3rd June – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Fri 9th June – Metro City, Perth
Sat 10th June – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (Lic.AA)

TICKETS ON SALE 9:00AM MONDAY MARCH 6TH from www.thesmithstreetband.com



WIL WAGNER ANNOUNCES SOLO TOUR THIS FEBRUARY

Prior to the release of new music and a busy year ahead for The Smith Street Band, much-loved front man Wil Wagner will embark on an extensive solo tour throughout February.

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After the success of two sold out East Coast shows mid 2016 between recording commitments, Wagner will return to the stage in solo mode for what will be his furthest reaching tour to date. With just one day off over the space of two weeks, the whirlwind tour will span most corners of the country and take in unique venues such as three hometown Melbourne shows at the prestigious Melba Spiegeltent.

Bringing with him an ensemble of friends who he has acquired through years of overseas touring, support will come from Laura Stevenson (U.S.A), Lucy Wilson and Iona Cairns (U.K).

Hot on the heels of her latest album Cocksure, her fourth album in as many years, is New York singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson. Having recently collaborated with The Smith Street Band in the studio, Stevenson brings her inimitable brand of songwriting – described by The A.V Club as “indie-pop heaven” – to Australia for the first time.

Rounding out the stacked line up is Iona Cairns, leader of Shit Present and formerly Great Cynics, two bands who have played with The Smith Street Band all over the planet. Just a year since her last visit and now with a new EP under her belt in the form of Shit Present’s Misery + Disaster, the English native will return with her stripped back take on punk rock.

Proudly presented by Pool House Records and Jackknife Music, catch Wil Wagner, Laura Stevenson, Lucy Wilson and Iona Cairns as they tour Australia this February.

Jackknife Music & Pool House Records present:
Wil Wagner with Laura Stevenson, Lucy Wilson & Iona Cairns

Wednesday Feb 15 – The Zoo, Brisbane
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Thursday Feb 16 – Great Northern, Byron Bay
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Friday Feb 17 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
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Saturday Feb 18 – Uni Bar, Wollongong
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Sunday Feb 19 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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Tuesday Feb 21 – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
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Wednesday Feb 22 – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
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Thursday Feb 23 – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
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Friday Feb 24 – Badlands, Perth*
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Saturday Feb 25 – Mojos, Fremantle*
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Sunday Feb 26 – Ed Castle, Adelaide *
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*Laura Stevenson not playing WA/SA
Tickets on sale Friday 9am



THE SMITH STREET BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO CLIP & ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

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After an exceptionally busy 2016 that has seen The Smith Street Band spend most of the year playing headline shows across the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, the four-piece return with a brand new single in ‘Death To The Lads’.

Penned on the road whilst driving through America, Death To The Lads has crept into their live set and become an instant fan favourite with its call-to-arms chorus, again displaying songwriter Wil Wagner’s knack of serendipitously turning blight into beauty. “It’s mainly about growing up and changing,” he says of the song’s themes, “admitting we make mistakes and trying to improve ourselves.”

The song was recorded in September at Panoramic House studios in San Francisco with an all-star cast of producer Jeff Rosenstock, engineer Jack Shirley and mixer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., The Hold Steady).

Accompanying the single is the heartwarming film clip directed by Neal Walters and featuring The Smith Street Mums – the mothers of each of the four members, as they spend a day in the life of the band: waking up in their Footscray share house, journeying through the Western Suburbs in a tour van and culminating in a sold-out show at The Reverence Hotel. “It was a great chance to thank and appreciate the people who have done more for us than anyone, our families. We basically wanted our mums to get to be rock stars for the day and get some credit for helping us get this far,” says Wagner.

‘Death To The Lads’ is the first taste of the The Smith Street Band’s fourth record, to be released in early 2017 via their own, newly established label Pool House Records. The band will launch the single this month with shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, supported by The Nation Blue, fresh from launching back to back albums, instrumental psych-trio Grim Rhythm and Brisbane experimental pop band Forevr.

‘DEATH TO THE LADS’ TOUR DATES
The Smith Street Band with special guests The Nation Blue, Grim Rhythm and Forevr

Wed November 23rd – The Gov, Adelaide
Thurs November 24th – The Triffid, Brisbane
Fri November 25th – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Sat November 26 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sun November 27th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ High Tension (The Nation Blue not appearing)
Tickets on sale Friday Nov 4th 9.00am www.thesmithstreetband.com

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JEFF ROSENSTOCK!!! Live Solo Shows in Melbourne!

Jeff Rosenstock is back in Australia for a extremely short tour, playing 2 shows with Wil Wagner in Melbourne & Sydney. In addition he has just announced 2 extra solo shows in Melbourne! Jeff released a brand new song last week “Festival Song” it’s the first song released from a new album due out this year, which follows up “We Cool”, released in 2015 by SideOneDummy Records.

Saturday August 20th
@ Ding Dong Lounge
With: The Flying So High-Os & TV Haze
Doors 9pm
Tickets: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?eventId=65305

Sunday August 21st
@ Wrangler Studios (ALL AGES!)
With: Foxtrot, Jungle Breed, Phil Wolfendale
Doors 2.30pm
Tickets: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?eventId=65306

Tickets on sale now! Only $10 + BF

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Foxtrot Release 2nd LP And Announce National Tour

Melbourne Punk outfit Foxtrot have announced the surprise release of their 2nd full-length album Habitats, which is available right now from Jackknife Music on Vinyl and as a digital download.

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The new album features 11 tracks that showcase the full scale of the band – from all out aural assaults, to more measured emotional tracks; songs that were refined on stages across Melbourne are realised in full on Habitats.
‘Updike’, the first single from the album, was premiered on Tone Deaf back in September, with them calling it “everything we’ve come to love and expect from the guys”.

To celebrate the release of their album, Foxtrot are hitting the road to bring their visceral live performance to the people of Australia. The nine-date tour will see the band hit the East Coast of the country, including appearances at Party Party Part Sea in Adelaide, and The Reverence Hotel’s 4th Birthday Party.
Joining them on the tour will be fellow Melbournians Foley!, who’s debut album Ascot Vale was one of Moshcam’s Top 5 Punk albums of 2015.

Since forming in 2010, Foxtrot have become stalwarts of the Melbourne Punk scene. Last year they completed a national tour with The Bennies, and have also supported the likes of Basement, Off With Their Heads, The Aquabats, and The Hotelier. They’ve graced the stages of Poison City Weekender and Gingerfest.

Habitats was recorded with Sam Johnson at Holes and Corners Studio. It will be released through influential Melbourne DIY label Jackknife; which boasts an alumni that includes The Smith Street Band, The Bennies, and Georgia Maq (Camp Cope).

“Music that is more likely to stand the test of time…their performance was sensational.” – Beat Mag

“Unashamedly Australian, pub-sweat infused punk rock” – Tone Deaf

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FOXTROT – HABITATS TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FOLEY!

Thursday, July 14
The Eastern, Ballarat

Saturday, July 16
Party Party Part Sea – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide

Saturday, July 23
Reverence 4th Birthday – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne

Friday, July 29
The Phoenix, Canberra

Saturday, July 30
he Record Crate, Sydney

Friday, August 5
The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

Saturday, August 6
Bakers Lane, Launceston

Tuesday, August 9
Crowbar Blue (BeyondBlue Benefit) – Crowbar, Brisbane

Saturday, August 13
Habitats Album Party Extravaganza – Worker’s Club, Fitzroy



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