Sydney’s eager Laneway Festival crowd was treated to a pop-tastic surprise during The Smith Street Band’s epic late afternoon set yesterday, with the band shredding through a cover of Icona Pop and Charli XCX‘s 2012 smash hit ‘I Love It’.

The dance-laden, heavy bass soundscapes of the track are a far cry from the raucous and raw punk wails The Smith Street Band have founded their illustrious career upon, however, the band pulled off the cover with total aplomb.

Check out the cover below.

Watch: The Smith Street Band cover ‘I Love It’

The Smith Street Band also took it upon themselves to premiere a new track, ‘I Still Dream About You’ during their set, which frontman Wil Wagner noted would see an official release within the next few weeks.

The band released their excellent fourth album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me in 2017, which featured some of their biggest single releases to date including the Okka smash ‘Death To The Lads’.

Late last year the band announced a huge 2019 Australian tour for March, ending their short hiatus from headline shows announced in May 2018.

Watch: The Smith Street Band ‘Passiona’

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The Smith Street Band 2019 ‘I Still Dream About You’ National Tour

Supported by The Beths and Sweater Curse

Friday, 22nd March
The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets: Pool House Records

Saturday, 23rd March
Day On The Lawn, Hobart*
Tickets: Pool House Records

Friday, 29th March
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Pool House Records

Saturday, 30th March
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Pool House Records

Friday, 5th April
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Pool House Records

Saturday, 13th April
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Pool House Records

*Sweater Curse not playing Hobart

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