The Smith Street Band Drop New Single (With Their Mums’ Help); Tour Dates
We owe a lot to our mums, the bonafide sickcunts – they’re our most vicious critics but our most passionate supporters; they pick us up from train stations when we’ve had twelve too many at our mates’ sweet sixteenths; and, just when we thought our stomachs couldn’t handle any more, they’re sneaking another serve of whatever dank shit they’ve whipped up on our plates.
The Smith Street Band get it, so instead of tearing shit up themselves in the clip for their new single, “Death To The Lads”, they’ve spun the spotlight over to the real MVPs: The Smith Street Mums.
Directed by another bonafide sickcunt, Neal Walters, the clip was shot at the Reverence Hotel in Melbourne with a handful of Smithies fans filling up the rafters. On its concept, frontman Wil Wagner says, “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.”
As for the frother itself, Wagsy says, “It’s mainly about growing up and changing; admitting we make mistakes and trying to improve ourselves.”
“Death To The Lads” is our first taste of The Smith Street Band’s insanely-awaited fourth studio album, as yet untitled and set to fuck us all up in all the best ways possible come 2017 via their own, newly-minted Pool House Records label. Following their 2014 breakthrough, Throw Me In The River, LP4 will again be produced by bonafide sickcunt #666, Jeff Rosenstock.
To send their 2016 off on a high note, the band are taking to stages nationwide with an all-star cast of The Nation Blue, Grim Rhythm and Forevr. They’ll be hitting Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney towards the end of November, wrapping it all up with two hometown shows in Melbourne – the latter of which will see hardcore hellions High Tension step in for The Nation Blue.
Tickets on sale Friday, November 4th @ 9am via the links below!
The Smith Street Band / The Nation Blue / Grim Rhythm / Forevr
Wednesday November 23rd – The Gov, Adelaide
Thursday November 24th – The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday November 25th – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday November 26th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sunday November 27th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne*
w/ High Tension