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Track by Track: CHRIS SMITH – SECOND HAND SMOKE (IT RECORDS, 2020)

Words: James Frostick

On Friday September 25, songwriter and guitarist Chris Smith released his long-anticipated record Second Hand Smoke via It Records. Assembled and recorded over the better part of a decade, Second Hand Smoke is a compendium of dog-eared ideas accumulated over years – musings that have been given time to mature and settle, creating a lived-in and fully realised end product. Chris has kindly shed insight into the record via a track-by-track breakdown – a wonderful accompaniment to the listening experience. Continue reading Track by Track: CHRIS SMITH – SECOND HAND SMOKE (IT RECORDS, 2020)

Premiere: CHRIS SMITH – ‘ANIMAL’

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm guitarist and songwriter Chris Smith is today announcing his fourth album Second Hand Smoke, his first full-length release since 2007’s Bad Orchestra. Lead single ‘Animal’ is a downcast self reckoning – a melancholy country-blues ballad about picking the stitching of the soul and plucking at the stuffing inside. 

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