We are excited to announce that Melbourne band Big Smoke have joined First Love.

Melbourne’s Big Smoke create a sound that dances its way through the history of rock ‘n’ roll; pop, folk, country and soul sensibilities collapse together with personal, hard-wrought lyrics to strive for the desired result – a classic song.

Formed by singer-songwriter Adrian Slattery in ‘09, Big Smoke got its start as a regular fixture at the Birmingham Hotel alongside Melbourne favourites such as The Smith Street Band, The Harpoons, and Jim Lawrie. After a number of line-up changes over the years, the band recently steadied itself as a light-travelling three-piece boasting one of the finest rhythm sections going around: drummer, Luke Brennan and bassist, Alex O’Gorman.

Drawing comparisons to The Band and Big Star and contemporaries such as Dawes and The War On Drugs, Big Smoke perform with a flair and passion that is captivating and contagious. Recently, the group has shared the stage with acts such as New Gods, Georgia Fair and Sagamore and was also featured as a band to watch on The Age Online’s ‘Stage’ series.

The band released its debut EP, ‘River Queen,’ in April 2014, followed by single, ‘Colours’ in June. Big Smoke is currently completing its second EP. Their first single off their new EP, ‘Try A Little Love’ is scheduled for release via First Love/Shock Feb 21.



“There’s no way around it; this is a beautiful song” – Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J)

“I’m sure all avid lovers of music have experienced those moments where they hear a song for the first time and it’s like a light-switch has been turned on…I got that feeling from Big Smoke’s ‘Colours’” – Matt Bond  (It’s My Kind of Scene)
“Totally enchanting” – Dom Alessio (Triple J)