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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM THE SMITH STREET BAND!
It’s Valentine’s Day and what better gift to receive than one from The Smith Street Band!
If you’re a fan of Melbourne foursome, you may have received a cute Valentine’s Day Birthday card in the post containing this message:
Happy Birthday’s for February 14th!
Lots of love,
The Smith Street Band”
Wondering what that was all about?
It was all alluding to today’s trio of surprises! The boys announced their new album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me alongside a little gift in the form of lead single “Birthdays” and it’s accompanying video.
“Birthdays”, which is their follow up to previous single “Death To The Lads” (#21 on triple j’s Hottest 100), finds poetic front man Wil Wagner “being positive for once”.
“There’s no despair or hopelessness in this one, he’s wearing the positivity on his sleeve. It’s a song about love and growing up – a constant theme in Wil’s songwriting” says drummer Chris Cowburn (via triple j).
It’s an empowering and joyful tune that follows Wil’s chance encounter with a stranger on a pier in Hobart. Cowburn says to “expect more of the same” from their signature heartfelt punk sound along with some new tweaks on their forthcoming album.
Accompanying the new tune is a quirky but charming music video that follows the adventures of a young girl and her robot best friend! It’s adorable and we love it. You should watch the full video above, STAT.
The Melbourne band’s fourth studio outing was recorded in California and will be released on April 7th under their own label, Pool House Records. It’s available for pre-order now.
You can catch The Smith Street lads belting out the sounds of their new album at GTM 2017!