EPISODE 28 – The Year’s Favourite Sons

December 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Interview: The Smith Street Band
Tracks: Milhouse, Fucked Up, RVIVR

Back in the episode interview chair…and it feels so good. Actually, I sat on the floor to record this one…

Episode 28 of course features an interview with Wil Wagner, frontman of The Smith Street Band from Melbourne, Victoria. In June they released an album many in Australia (and I mean MANY) claimed was one of their favourites of the year – and rightly so.

I had been fascinated with this band and it’s enigmatic but jolly frontman since seeing them live for the first time last year.

Have a listen to hear what Wil has to say about the big year the band has had and why they don’t plan on slowing down, how he has put together such an impressive catalogue at just 21 years of age, those constant drug references, and hear him talk about and play some of his own favourite music of 2011.

Speaking to Wil about music has reaffirmed my opinion that the The Smith Street band is probably headed for much bigger things…whatever that means. A big thanks to Wil for the interview and of course the rest of the band for such a great album.

To get the episode on you ‘Pod use the iTunes button on the right – or just play/download below.


Episode 28 Playlist:  Rooftops: The Smith Street Band/Noone Gets Lost Anymore/Poison City — Queen of Hearts: Fucked Up/David Comes to Life/Matador — Eggs: Milhouse/Everythings Coming Up/Self Released — Resilient Bastard: RVIVR/Dirty Water/Rumbletowne — When I was a Boy…: The Smith Street Band/Noone Gets Lost Anymore/Poison City.

Intro: Lifer/One 80 Down  Photo: Andy Johnson

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