'Big Smoke', the new single from The Smith Street Band, was recorded in the band's own, newly built studio which operates entirely off grid, hidden in the wilderness of regional Victoria, and aptly named Bush House Studios.
'Big Smoke', which was premiered on triple j Good Nights this week, will appear on forthcoming album Don't Waste Your Anger, self produced and mixed by the band's bass player, Fitzy.
Frontman Wil Wagner says of the track: "Big Smoke is a song about moving to the bush, falling in love, living somewhere it snows for the first time, only owning one pair of nice pants, smashing a telecaster on stage when I wasn't dealing with things very well and being insecure. I spent a lot of last winter listening to an amazing band from Melbourne called Big Smoke, fronted by the late Adrian Slattery and this song was inspired by that band, hence the name."
The Smith Street Band will take their new single on the road over the next two months, starting with a sold out show in Geelong on February 20th. With shows in regional cities and suburban towns in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.
Pool House Records Presents
THE SMITH STREET BAND
OUT OF THE BIG SMOKE TOUR
Thursday Feb 20th - Barwon Club, Geelong - SOLD OUT!
Friday Feb 21st - Plaza, Hoppers Crossing
Saturday Feb 22nd - Village Green, Mulgrave
Thursday Feb 27th - Sooki Lounge, Belgrave - SOLD OUT!
Friday Feb 28th - Pier Hotel, Frankston
Saturday Feb 29th - York On Lilydale, Mount Evelyn
Thursday March 5th - Gilligans, Cairns
Friday March 6th - Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville
Saturday March 7th - Magnums, Airlie Beach
Thursday March 19th - Wintersun, Geraldton
Friday March 20th - Rock Rover, Fremantle
Saturday March 21st - Dunsborough Hotel, Dunsborough
Thursday March 26th - Uni Bar, Wollongong
Friday March 27th - Entertainment Grounds, Gosford
Saturday March 28th - Park House, Mona Vale
Tickets on sale now www.thesmithstreetband.com