Yearning for a slice of ‘Happiness’ Melbourne five piece Smoke Rings plug-in with a bittersweet new single from their double A side 7″ Go To Hell and a string of live dates.
Strengthening their penchant for writing incredibly well constructed melodies, ‘Happiness’ sees the band once again pay homage to 90s brit-pop in three minutes and thirty three seconds of clever instrumentation and cavalier lyrics. Recorded with producer extraordinaire Malcolm Besley (City Calm Down, The Creases), the band take a sonic leap forward from their debut self titled offering while retaining their signature melancholy.
Pricking ears with 2016 single ‘Rose Coloured Glasses’ from their debut EP, Smoke Rings achieved spins and praise from triple j’s Richard Kingsmill and Dom Alessio. With an add to triple j’s sister station Double J and love from key community radio stations nationwide, they’ve been solidifying a strong national profile and will head out on the road later this month. No strangers to sticky stage floors and eager crowds, Smoke Rings have impressed on bills alongside Northeast Party House, Moses Gunn Collective, Green Buzzard, Jarrow and Good Boy. Smoke Rings will surface ‘Happiness’ on the live stage when the band support Siamese in Adelaide and formidable electric lady Ali Barter in September/October.
Smoke Rings single ‘Happiness’ is OUT NOW
FRI SEP 1 | Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Supporting Ali Barter w/Coda Chroma
FRI SEP 8 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Supporting Ali Barter w/Press Club
FRI OCT 13 | Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
TICKETS AT DOOR
PRAISE FOR SMOKE RINGS
“In a few years, you’ll no doubt be reminiscing back to when you first heard Smoke Rings and realised that 90’s Britpop is being brought back in a big way. Catchy, infectious, and with an extremely chilled vibe throughout their music, Smoke Rings are undoubtedly going to blow away the crowds at this year’s festival with their perfectly accomplished indie-rock stylings.”
Tone Deaf – St Kilda Fest 2017
“Smoke Rings are one to watch. The band are unstoppable, busting out the tunes, beautifully and articulately produced, and laced with some trashing Australian drawls sure to make you melt at the knees.”
“The group’s raw, yet friendly sound make them unique in a way that will not only win them countless fans, but put them head and shoulders above any other groups of the same genre.”
“Drawing influence from Greats like Blur, Smoke Rings have mastered the art of modernising and personalising familiar sounds, creating bold and authentic soundscapes that leave you with a warm feeling of nostalgia and bliss.”