UK Folk Punks, Smokey Bastard, are back with their new album, ‘Back to the Drawing Room’, which will be released through Bomber Music on November 13th 2015.
Thanks to the help of their loyal fanbase, Smokey Bastard smashed the goal on their PledgeMusic Campaign 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.
It's not too late to get involved in the PledgeMusic campaign, and by doing so, fans gain access to exclusive updates, videos and bonus material.
On top of that, Smokey Bastard have all kinds of goodies available – signed CDs, beautiful vinyl albums and brand new T-shirts – as well as some awesome experiences for those willing to dig a little deeper.
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Smokey Bastard - 'Back To The Drawing Room' is to be released on CD, 12 inch Vinyl and Digital Download through Bomber Music on November 13th 2015.
What The Press Are Saying:
“Smokey Bastard surpass all expectations with their small-town English charm... 'Tales from the Wasteland' gives a modern, British lease of life to a tired-out genre.” - Rock Sound Magazine
“Fans of Flogging Molly and The Pogues take note, Smokey Bastard are a band you need in your life.” - Big Cheese Magazine
"Smokey Bastard, with this record, have proved that there is life in the folk punk genre – despite being the first band of the genre in a while to come out with a record this brilliant." - Sound-Revolution.net
"A band with a powerful capability to weld together a noise that moves the feet and the heart" - Sound Sphere
"a fully satisfying release of great incessant joy... the album again shows Smokey Bastard as one of the best and strongest rock bands in the UK." - Ringmaster
Thu 12 Nov 2015 Sub89 Reading, UK
Sat 14 Nov 2015 The Stag and Hounds Bristol, UK
Sun 15 Nov 2015 Exile Plymouth, UK
Wed 18 Nov 2015 The Islington London, UK
Thu 19 Nov 2015 Mk11 Live Music Venue Milton Keynes, UK
Sun 22 Nov 2015 The Owl Sanctuary Norwich, UK
Thu 26 Nov 2015 Leopard Doncaster, UK
Sat 12 Dec 2015 The Cornerhouse Cambridge, UK
Smokey Bastard Are:
Aled: Banjo – Backing vocals
Chris: Lead vocals - Mandolin
Matt: Lead guitar
Mike: Lead vocals – Bass