"It's a very exciting and inspiring thing to drive across America", says Smith Street Band vocalist/guitarist Wil Wagner. "It's hard not to think about how many musicians we love who have driven these roads and played in these bars/clubs/factories/skate parks."
The Melbourne punks have just returned from another extensive lap around the United States, packing in around 25 shows over the course of a month.
"The shows on this tour have blown all our minds", Wagner says, "it's been a truly incredible experience."
Before heading back overseas for a European tour in July, the Smith Street Band will embark on an extensive antipodean dates, kicking off next week in Sydney. Details for both tours available via the band's website.
All photos by Ian Laidlaw. Captions by Chris Cowburn.
From issue #775, available now.
Topics: The Smith Street Band