Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Foo Fighters, Oasis, Peter Gabrielle, Kasabian.


band members

Tim Smyth Jarrad Peters Tim Burton Tom Camp


Influences

MotorAce, FooFighters, Oasis, The Hellacopters Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, SoundGarden


Unearthed artists we like

POPPY, ECCA VANDAL, Grave Street


Website

www.timsmythmusic.com

Bio

As music changes, adapts, evolves, or however you wish to describe the appearance of new genres and resurgence of old ones, one thing remains true; quality songwriting will forever be at the heart of it all.

Quality songwriting is the reason why Tim Smyth has had such longevity and success in his hometown of Melbourne, homeland of Australia, and even overseas. He crafts songs that are powerful, emotional and above all else, deathly melodic. Along with his band, Holy Trash, well-respected musicians throughout the scene in their own right, the songs Smyth creates from humble acoustic beginnings take on new life and sit comfortably in the eardrum.

The success of their last EP Greedy Eyes in 2016 took the band on a substantial run of live performances. Audiences lapped up the melody-laden rock that threw back to the sounds of the 80s and 90s, with five tracks that competed for the highlight moment of the record. After extended plays of the extended play, the band decided to take a small break while Smyth began crafting new music.

"Melbourne's Tim Smyth & HolyTrash continue to drip-feed singles throughout 2019 with their new single Coast to Coast recorded at One Punch Records, produced by the band and mixed by Hadyn Buxton.

The track is a shimmering, reverb-drenched driving rock song of rolling thundering drums, atmospheric guitar lines and Smyth's smooth vocals floating over it all. The title is fitting, with images of evenings in the sand watching the sunset over the water are conjured the minute the riffs begin.

As per usual, Tim Smyth and HolyTrash have created another hook-laden, nostalgic rock song unlike any produced by rock bands in the country right now. These guys have been making consistent quality music for years now and are only getting better with each release."

With support spots for artists like Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Jon Toogood (Shihad), Spencer P. Jones, Dallas Crane, The Angels, and Daryl Braithwaite under the belt, keep an eye out for the powerful live performances and host of new music coming from Tim Smyth & Holy Trash in 2019.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 May 2019

Triple J
35

Neatly done, driving old-radio rock with a burning pop heart.

Neatly done, driving old-radio rock with a burning pop heart.