Photo Credit: Ian Laidlaw
The Smith Street Band have announced their return to live music in 2021, with a series of full band, stripped back, semi acoustic, seated shows in Victoria and New South Wales. As soon as Covid-19 restrictions were eased in Victoria The Smith Street Band got to work rehearsing and re-writing a set of their songs to suit a seated Covid safe show and in February and March the band will take the shows to The Forum in Melbourne, The Enmore in Sydney as well as a handful of regional Victorian shows.
The shows coincide with the release of ‘Unplugged in Wombat State Forest’ – 10 Smithies tracks reworked and recorded live at the band’s Bush House Studio, available both as a new record and streamed performance. With the full album now available to preorder the first track from the release, It’s OK, is out today on Pool House Records.
While only playing nine shows in 2020, The Smith Street Band kept busy releasing three albums. In April they landed their first #1 on the ARIA Album chart with their fifth studio album ‘Don’t Waste Your Anger’. During the year they also released two digital only live albums, ‘Live At The Triffid’ and ‘Viva La Rev’ which charted at #4 and #30 respectively. Frontman Wil Wagner also released ‘Spiralling’ – his first solo album in eight years and his first top 10 solo recording, charting at #8 on the ARIA Album charts.
WATCH THE CLIP FOR IT’S OK HERE
POOL HOUSE RECORDS PRESENTS
THE SMITH STREET BAND
‘UNPLUGGED’ TOUR DATES
Friday February 26th – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Saturday February 27th – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool
Thursday March 4th – The Forum, Melbourne
Friday March 5th – The Forum, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*
Saturday March 6th – The Forum, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*
Friday March 12th – The Enmore, Sydney
Saturday April 17th – Yours + Owls Festival, Wollongong
‘Unplugged in Wombat State Forest’ Out March 5th
on Pool House Records / Remote Control
Pre Order the album here
Stream the ‘Unplugged in Wombat State Forest’ concert here
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Thanks to Little Giant Agency