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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Smith Street Band – ‘Throw Me In The River’

Of recent years, Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band have evolved from beloved local act, plying their craft in dive bars around Melbourne, to full-fledged international touring folk-punk tour-de-force. One of the key components of this evolution has been vocalist and principle songwriter Will Wagner’s ability to forge a deeply emotional connection with the fan […]

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REVIEW: The Smith Street Band – ‘Throw Me In The River’

Artist: The Smith Street Band Album: Throw Me In The River Label: Poison City Records / SideOneDummy Records Genre: Folk-Punk, Punk The past few years have seen Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band grow from local cult favourites to international touring, folk-punk juggernaut. Much of that rise to prominence can be attributed to two factors: […]

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The Smith Street Band Stream “Surrender”

Australian folk-punk heroes The Smith Street Band are streaming a new track titled “Surrender” via Noisey. “Surrender” is the first single to be lifted off of their highly anticipated third full-length, Throw Me In The River, which will be released in the USA via SideOneDummy Records on October 28. “Surrender” is an absolute corker of […]

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LIVE REVIEW: ‘Prekender’ Feat. Knapsack in Melbourne, Australia (8/21/14)

Over the past years the Poison City Weekender has grown from a simple showcase for the much respected Melbourne independent label’s roster into one of the Australian punk rock scene’s premiere annual events. The 2014 edition of the festival, now appropriately dubbed Weekender Fest, is set to take place over four days and five venues […]

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Knapsack Announce Australian Tour, Vinyl Reissues

After an initial US reunion tour last fall, California emo rockers Knapsack have announced their first tour of Australia, which will take place this August. At the center of the four-date run is an appearance at Weekender Fest in Melbourne. You can see the full list of dates and a tour poster after the break. […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: The Smith Street Band – “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams”

Artist: The Smith Street Band Song: “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams” Album: Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams Label: Poison City Records There’s voices in this world that can speak endlessly without saying anything, and then there’s voices that can say everything with a simple turn of phrase. Undoubtedly Will Wagner is gifted with the latter, […]