Smokey Bastard will be releasing their new album ‘Back to the Drawing Room‘ on November 13th via Bomber Music, and, in support, will be hitting the road throughout November.
UK Dates –
Thu 12 Nov – Sub89, Reading
Sat 14 Nov – The Stag & Hounds, Bristol
Sun 15 Nov – Exile, Plymouth
Mon 16 Nov – Boileroom, Guildford
Tue 17 Nov – Lady Luck, Canterbury
Wed 18 Nov – The Islington, London
Thu 19 Nov – Mk11, Milton Keynes
Sat 21 Nov – The Phoenix Bar, High Wycombe
Sun 22 Nov – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Thu 26 Nov – Leopard, Doncaster
Sat 12 Dec – The Cornerhouse, Cambridge
Speaking on the new release, Aled, the banjo player of Smokey Bastard, said, ‘It’s been a long process but we’re extremely excited to have the new material out in the open and for it to be finally making it in to peoples ears.”
Thanks to the help of their loyal fanbase, Smokey Bastard smashed the goal on their PledgeMusic Campaign, fully funding the album release in under 15 hours!
“The campaign is going really well as we’ve already reached over 150% of our target!” says accordionist, JP Fleuret. “A massive thank you to everybody who has already pledged. We hope you like our video updates, we’ve got plenty more coming for you. Thanks again!”
The new album takes the next step in the band’s progression. Over the years, Smokey Bastard have seen a number of line up changes and with each new member brings something new to the mix. When the band started, their aim was to emulate bands like Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, but as we time went on, they worked hard on sculpting their own signature sound. During the writing of the second album, ‘Tales From The Wasteland‘, they were branching out heavily from the well-trodden Celtic-Punk template. The new album, ‘Back To The Drawing Room’ is still recognisable as Smokey Bastard, but keeps going in the same direction with thier own, unique take on Folk-Punk, while incorporating a wide range of influences from the current band members.
After touring the UK and mainland Europe, playing a live Maida Vale session for the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show and countless festival appearances, Smokey Bastard are now ready to release their third offering, “Back to the Drawing Room“. With a more progressive approach to rhythm and song writing, Smokey Bastard are pushing the limits of what you thought Folk-Punk could be.
Smokey Bastard – ‘Back To The Drawing Room’ is to be released on CD, 12inch Vinyl and Digital Download through Bomber Music on November 13th 2015.