Today marks the release of The Smith Street Band’s sixth album, ‘Life After Football’. The follow up to their ARIA #1 album ‘Don’t Waste Your Anger’ which was also recorded by bass player, Fitzy, at the band’s solar powered studio in regional Victoria.
“It’s been a long time coming, trying to record around lockdowns and shut downs and everything else was tough but we’re so happy with what we’ve made and are very excited to show you! This album is more defiant than depressed, more upbeat than down trodden and is inspired by a search for meaning and what’s next. We’ve all lived through a once in a lifetime event, some of us have lived through multiple once in a lifetime events, and it can be hard to come to terms with what we’ve been through and what comes next. But hopefully this summer feels like summers past and this album helps with that feeling a little” said the band’s lead singer, Wil Wagner, of the new album.
Featuring the singles I Don’t Wanna Do Nothing Forever, Everyone Is Lying To You For Money, Life After Football and new single A Conversation With Billy Bragg About The Purpose Of Art, the album embodies The Smith Street Band’s trademark prolific songwriting while offering some of the shortest and fastest songs the band have released to date. ‘Life After Football’ was mixed by Anton Hagop (Silverchair, Powderfinger) and mastered by George Georgiadis.
The band have also shared the news that they will be touring the new album in February, March and April 2023, visiting most capital cities in the country, and kicking off the tour with The Smith Street Band’s first ever show in Albury.
The ‘Life After Football’ Australian Tour will see The Smith Street Band joined by friends and previous touring buddies, Press Club who are fresh off a huge European tour in support of their latest album ‘Endless Motion’. The two bands undertook a massive 35 date Australian tour together in 2018. Tickets for the 2023 shows are on sale from Tuesday November 29.
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THE SMITH STREET BAND
‘Life After Football’ Australian Tour w/ special guests PRESS CLUB
Saturday Feb 18 – SS&A Club, Albury
Friday Feb 24 – The Basement, Canberra
Saturday Feb 25 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Friday March 3 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday March 4 – The Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Friday March 10 – Uni Bar, Hobart
Saturday March 11 – Civic Square, Launceston
Thursday March 23 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Friday March 24 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday March 25 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday April 1 – Freo Social, Fremantle
Tickets on sale from Tuesday November 29
‘LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL’ IS OUT NOW ON POOL HOUSE RECORDS
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‘LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL’ TRACK LIST
1. A Conversation With Billy Bragg About The Purpose Of Art
2. When I Change My Name
3. Everyone Is Lying To You For Money
5. Life After Football
6. Black T-Shirt
7. A Conversation With Your Old School Friends About Negative Gearing
8. I Don’t Wanna Do Nothing Forever
11. I Deserve Love
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