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Music Premiere: Smith Street Band ‘Why I Can’t Draw’

News posted Wednesday, August 1 2012 at 03:00 PM.
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“This is a summer song/And I want you all to sing along,” declares Wil Wagner on a celebratory new track from Melbourne five-piece The Smith Street Band.

Lifted from second album Sunshine And Technology, the track says Wagner was written while living above a pub on Smith Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. “It’s about waking up on a sunny morning and getting drunk with my friends and not having to go to work,” he told M+N.

Recorded by Sam Johnson at Melbourne’s Three Phase Studios and mixed by Matt Voigt (Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, The Nation Blue) at Sing Sing Studios, Sunshine And Technology will be out on August 24 through Poison City Records. It follows a 2011 debut, No One Gets Lost Anymore, and will be toured nationally in August/September. Dates below.


Fri, Aug 17 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Sat, Aug 25 – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
Thu, Aug 30 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
Fri, Aug 31 – Rosemount, Perth, WA
Sat, Sep 1 – Vineyard Auditorium, Bunbury, WA
Thu, Sep 6 – X&Y Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Fri, Sep 7 – Great Northern, Newcastle, NSW
Sat, Sep 8 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sun, Sep 9 – Phoenix Lounge, Canberra, NSW


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Your Comments

ChrisBrimstone  said about 3 years ago:

Between Wil Wagner and King Cannons it's nice to see you guys finally pandering to me.

I love these guys so much (Smith Street Band, I mean. King Cannons I can take or leave, but it's the thought that count).

This is classic Smith Street.

Ralph Malph  said about 3 years ago:

I can't find the link, am I missing something?????????????

I'm with you CB, I love this band too.

anok  said about 3 years ago:

this needs more pics of fitzy.

mule  said about 3 years ago:

what's the deal with that dut-da-dut-dutta-dut bit? i like the band but they're a bit too poppy for my taste.

another useless post brought to you by mule.

gabbo  said about 3 years ago:

love this band.

chickenchops  said about 3 years ago:

gabbo said 24 minutes ago:
love this band.

Same. If anyone has spare ticket/s to the Tote show on the 25th, please pass them my way, as this spastic retard here was not expecting it to sell out so quickly.

fitzy  said about 3 years ago:

here you go alex...

Sunnyboyz  said about 3 years ago:

what a great song. I hadn't heard anything by them before... might have to get onto that.

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