THE SMITH STREET BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
The Smith Street Band release new single ‘I Still Dream About You’, as premiered last night on triple j Good Nights. ‘I Still Dream About You’ is the second single from the band’s forthcoming, fifth studio album Don’t Waste Your Anger. Originally due for a June release, The Smith Street Band have moved forward the album which will now be available digitally on Friday April 17th via the band’s own label, Pool House Records.
Recorded and mixed by bass player Fitzy, Don’t Waste Your Anger was recorded in the band’s Bush House Studios in regional Victoria, which runs entirely off grid. In the lead up to release, The Smith Street Band have announced the “In-Wils-House” tour which will see lead singer Wil Wagner performing short acoustic sets daily at 8.00pm AEST from Sunday April 12th to Friday April 17th via the band’s Facebook page. Each day of the tour will see Wil travel to a different room of the house and the live set will be accompanied by a live Q&A session with another band member.
“We have an album that is recorded, mixed, mastered and ready to go but with the outbreak of Coronavirus and the whole world grinding to a halt we don’t know when we’ll get physical copies or when we will be able to tour it! So we figured instead of sitting on these songs for who knows how long we’d release it now and as soon as the restrictions on getting together allow it we’ll get back in our studio and make more music!”
We have a new single out right now called ‘I Still Dream About You’. We’ve actually been playing this song live for 18 months or so, it was the first thing we wrote for this album. For years after quitting smoking I had a recurring dream where I would just roll and smoke a cigarette and I thought it was interesting that my body, or subconscious, was holding on to something I’d tried to quit. Thinking about that idea is what inspired this song!” – Wil Wagner
News of the new album comes after The Smith Street Band last month released their first ever live release, recorded on the second night of two sold out shows at Brisbane’s The Triffid in late 2019. The album, aptly titled Live At The Triffid debuted at #4 on the ARIA Album Chart and #1 on the AIR Album Chart and was released exclusively on Bandcamp to raise funds for the band’s crew who found themselves out of work due to Coronavirus.
DON’T WASTE YOUR ANGER
OUT APRIL 17TH VIA POOL HOUSE RECORDS / REMOTE CONTROL
PRE ORDER HERE
Pool House Records Presents
THE SMITH STREET BAND
Sunday April 12th to Friday April 17th
8.00PM AEST / 11.00AM BST / 12.00PM CEST
Acoustic set & Q&A
Sunday April 12th – Wil on the Front Deck
Q&A with Lee
Monday April 13th – Wil on the Back Deck
Q&A with Jess
Tuesday April 14th – Wil in the Forest
Q&A with Fitzy
Wednesday April 15th – Wil in the Bedroom
Q&A with Lucy
Thursday April 16th – Wil in The Campervan
Q&A with Matt
Friday April 17th – Wil in the Studio
Q&A with Wil
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