Melbourne’s Big Smoke create a sound that dances its way through the history of rock ‘n’ roll. With pop, country and soul sensibilities supporting personal, hard-fought-and-won lyrics, the band journeys towards its true north, the classic song.
Performing with great passion and command, the band is fast becoming known as a group of serious players with serious songs, drawing comparisons to The Band and Big Star or the modern class of Alabama Shakes and The War On Drugs.
The past year has seen Big Smoke go from strength to strength. The band has featured as one to watch on The Age Online’s ‘Stage’ series, toured regularly along the East Coast and released the single ‘Try A Little Love’ following a signing to First Love/Shock Records. The single was well received, airing on Triple J, Double J and Rage and was embraced by community radio nationwide, coming in at #7 on the national AMRAP charts. All this culminated in a sold out launch at Melbourne’s iconic Old Bar, and an international support for the Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Australian tour”
‘Lately’ is the second single and title track from Big Smoke’s forthcoming EP. This pulsating rocker sees Slattery‘s vocals croon over ominous percussion, classic reverberating guitars and driving bass — all seamlessly crafted and delivered with the electricity of a live band playing in a room. It’s a rollicking jam, lovelorn yet anthemic, one to be sung along to from festivals to living room kick-ons.
“Totally enchanting” – Dom Alessio (Triple J)
“Pop and folk are often used to convey positive sentiment, but Big Smoke do it with such earnestness that you can’t help but buy into it completely.” – James Frostick (Who The Hell)
‘Lately‘ is out June 28 via First Love/Shock Records.
Big Smoke supporting Kitty Daisy & Lewis in August.
Sat 1st Aug, Sydney, Metro Theatre Sun
2nd Aug, Melbourne, 170 Russell
Tue 4th Aug, Adelaide, The Gov