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The Smith Street Band unveil mini-festivals

Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band (read our review of their album, Throw Me In The River here) have joined forces with their long standing label Poison City Records to reveal they will be bringing to life a series of mini-festivals to Sydney and Brisbane called I Love Life.

The band has been busy of late, shooting around both North America and Europe in an extensive tour. They will touch down in Australia briefly for Splendour in the Grass, but will launch again into another series of shows culminating in the UK’s massive Reading and Leeds festivals.

The mini-festivals will usher in their return to home soil in September. However, the band won’t be alone. The lineup is beefed up with the US’ folk-punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad who will be sprouting ideas of politics, poverty, and humanity to their hungry fans. They’ll be joined by punks Modern Baseball, indie rockers The Sidekicks and Long Island quintet Iron Chic. Rounding out the program is Australia’s Oslow, Hannahband (Sydney) and Walken (Brisbane).

To tempt us further, The Smith Street Band have unveiled a new live video for their song I Love Life that is laced with energetic performances from their last home tour.

Watch the video, grab a pen, collect your friends and cross off the dates.