UK folk punk Smokey Bastard will be releasing a new album Back to the Drawing Room on November 13th via Bomber Music. They are currently doing a PledgeMusic campaign and it’s already been funded 15 hours into their campaign. But you can still pledge and help the band go way pass their goal.
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.
Join in the PledgeMusic Campaign, here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/smokeybastard
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