Check out their brand new video clip for ‘Aspirations, I Have Some’ here
There are 16 pop culture references in the video, if you can spot them all you could win a T Shirt, CD and guest list bundle, simply post them on the Bomber Music facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bombermusic
There is also an obvious reference to The Gaslight Anthem, praise or a hoot? I’m not sure you decide!
About Smokey Bastard
If you ask your average man on the street what his favourite 6 piece folk-punk band from Reading is, he would certainly say Smokey Bastard.
Their irreverent, raucous live shows have earned them a cult following in the UK and Europe since the release of their first album “Propping Up The Floor” in 2010.
The new album “Tales From The Wasteland” has been receiving great reviews and winning places in the end of year polls on many zines and blogs and Smokey Bastard were invited to record a session at BBC Radio 1.
Traditional folk, played by punks and banged out way faster than it really should be, they have quickly fixed a reputation as one of Britain’s hardest working and, though they’d never admit it, most musically proficient bands.
Not one to sit on the laurels, the new album ups the standard and is full of melodies to rival their rustic musicianship. A bastardised (of course) mix of Flogging Molly, Bellowhead, Dreadnoughts and every record ever made by the rare hippies who also had an Exploited record at home, this is something for the folkies and the punks in equal measure.
Smokey Bastard are:
Macca – Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin
Mike Wood – Vocals, Bass
Matt – Guitars, Banjo
Lottie – Accordion
Aled – Banjo, Mandolin
Tyron Bayliss – Drums