Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

Rembrandt, ryan adams, Nick Cave

band members

Roland K Smith: vocals, acoustic guitar Jeff Pope: lead guitar, dobro, lap steel, pedal steel, and banjo Damon Quinn: guitar and back up vocals Matt McQuade: bass Mark Fairhurst: drums


Gram Parsons, townes van zandt, Bob Dylan


After spending eighteen months in the studio, Roland K Smith & The Sinners finally emerge with their much-anticipated debut album, Breaking Hearts and Saving Souls. A lot can happen in a year and a half, and for Roland K Smith & The Sinners, a lot has – loved ones have been lost, relationships have been destroyed, new worlds have been explored – and all of it is documented in this album. Released on 1st August 2012, Breaking Hearts and Saving Souls mixes together rock ‘n’ roll, country, bluegrass, and punk with dense layers, multi-instrumentation, and wall of sound production to create an album unique to Roland K Smith & The Sinners. The first single from the album, ‘This Could Be The End (Merry Christmas)’ was released in November 2011 and was accompanied by an one-shot music video. "Twangy goodness" Ross Clelland THE DRUM MEDIA “Roland K Smith is Australia’s answer to Ryan Adams. He has the potential to go that far too. He’s got the talent, he’s got the will and he’s got the way. Watch him as he soars." THE BRAG MAGAZINE “There is a clear fragility to the delivery, and one could easily be reminded of the similarly haunting godfather of such songwriting, Townes Van Zandt." “With a twang sounding more Nashville than Sydney, Roland uses simple heartfelt lyrics with an understated band.”