Today marks the release date of Sydney rocker Steve Smyth’s new album (and debut on the Ivy League label) Exits. 

Hailing from the NSW south coast, Steve Smyth’s music bears all the markers of the itinerant songwriter. The album opens with ‘Get On’, its bourbon soaked vocals, underpinned with junk yard percussion.

Smyth and the production team of Joey Waronker (Atoms For Peace, Thom Yorke, Beck) and Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Norah Jones) recorded Exits in Echo Park in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills with coyotes heckling from the escarpments.  It’s clear that the team understood each other’s aesthetics well. It was time to experiment and tease out the details of the album in the relative chaos of Seyfferts home studio. In Steve’s own words it was “a house full of amps, you couldn’t walk… instruments covered the walls and floors.”

To celebrate the release of Exits Smyth put together a track by track, written on the back on a Centelink form with a typewriter. Nobody can argue that he’s not a unique individual. The talented singer songwriter has also just embarked on a 46 date national tour, so be sure to catch him as he rolls into your town.

Tour Dates

Fri 5 Sep Brisbane, QLD | The Bearded Lady
Sat 6 Sep Mooloolaba, QLD | Taps
Wed 10 Sep Brisbane, QLD | Bigsound
Fri 12 Sep Pt. Macquarie, NSW |The Pier
Sat 13 Sep Newcastle, NSW |The Lass O’Gowrie
Sun 14 Sep Maitland, NSW | The Grand Junction
Thu 18 Sep Canberra, ACT | Front Gallery & Cafe
Fri 19 Sep Wollongong, NSW | Howlin Wolf
Thu 25 Sep Cronulla, NSW | Brass Monkey
Fri 26 Sep Katoomba, NSW | Baroque Bar
Sun 28 Sep Central Coast, NSW | The Rhythm Hut
Fri 03 Oct Bendigo, VIC | The Golden Vine Hotel
Sat 04 Oct San Remo, VIC | Westernpoint Hotel
Sun 05 Oct Taralgon, VIC | Spirit Bar
Thu 09 Oct Geelong, VIC | Beav’s Bar
Fri 10 Oct Kyneton, VIC | Major Tom’s
Sat 11 Oct Melbourne, VIC | Shebeen
Sun 12 Oct Wagga Wagga, VIC | Birdhouse Bar
Thu 16 Oct Warrnambool, VIC | The Loft
Fri 17 Oct Ballarat, VIC | The Eastern
Sat 18 Oct Adelaide, SA | The Exeter
Sun 19 Oct Broken Hill, NSW | The Palace Hotel
Sun 26 Oct Wollombi, NSW | Wollombi Tavern
Fri 31 Oct Sydney, NSW | Newtown Social Club
Sun 02 Nov Brisbane, QLD | Black Bear Lodge
Fri 07 Nov Canberra, ACT | Smith’s Alternative
Sat 08 Nov Springwood, NSW | Royal Hotel
Sun 09 Nov Maitland, NSW | The Grand Junction
Fri 14 Nov Bellingen, NSW | No.5 Church St
Sat 15 Nov Taree, NSW | Bean Bar Cafe
Wed 19 Nov Perth, WA | Four Five Nine
Thu 20 Nov Bunbury, WA | Prince Of Wales
Fri 21 Nov Pinjarra, WA | Redcliffe On The Murray
Sat 22 Nov Fremantle, WA | Mojo’s
Sun 23 Nov Scarborough, WA | Indi Bar
Sat 28 Nov Queenscliff, QLD | Queenscliff Music Festival (All Ages)
Sun 29 Nov Queenscliff, QLD | Queenscliff Music Festival (All Ages)
Thu 04 Dec Thirroul, NSW | Anita’s Theatre
Fri 05 Dec Windsor, VIC | Fitzroy Hotel
Sat 06 Dec Coogee, NSW | The Bunker, Coogee Diggers

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