Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Violent Soho, Fidlar, Cloud Nothings, Pist Idiots, Clowns


band members

Sam D'Agostino


Influences

Fidlar, Amyl and the Sniffers, Violent Soho, Green Day, Grinspoon, DUNE RATS, DZ Deathrays, Cloud Nothings, Clowns, Pist Idiots


Bio

Smacked Youth is a punk project from Newcastle, NSW lead by Sam D’Agostino. With a high energy set that always moves a crowd, their prior two releases “Couchbug” receiving airplay on Triple J, and “Dumb” being premiered on Home and Hosed.

2019 saw Smacked move into a newer sound and different age for the band - continuing into their own maturity and introspection. As the other members of the band moved away, Sam persisted and went into the studio recording "Dumb" which was premiered in September 2019. Sam was back recording in February to finish an upcoming EP featuring “Bones” which was released in March 2020 and “My Station” which will be released on June 5th.

Smacked Youth have played shows up and down the east coast with notable acts such as Cloud Nothings, PLTS, Clowns, Pist Idiots, TOTTY, Introvert, Eat Your Heart Out and White Blanks. Also achieving a commendable 9th “Most Hit Unearthed Artist Profiles Of 2018 So Far” next to artists such as Ruby Fields, Kwame and G Flip.

A Newcastle Live spotlight article details into the band further stating “Their punk sound comes around as something fresh but inflicted with 90’s Seattle grunge vibes.”

Review

Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

27 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Needed this!

Needed this!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

22 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Smacked Youth rippin' this one to shreds. I love those growlier / heavier moments SO much. Add Nirvana to those influences!

Smacked Youth rippin' this one to shreds. I love those growlier / heavier moments SO much. Add Nirvana to those influences!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

16 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

always here for a bit of punk that's as primal as it is polished.

always here for a bit of punk that's as primal as it is polished.