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. Two thousand nineteen marks the year that this new music will be heard, with the group opting to drip-feed singles until they decide otherwise or until the world ends, whichever comes first. The leading tune in the new batch is a track appropriately titled ‘This Could Be The Start Of Something Special,’ recorded by Smyth himself at his One Punch Records Studio and mixed/mastered by Hadyn Buxton. The song speaks about the journey of searching for what makes you happy, while remembering to step back and smell the roses without losing sight of your dreams. Set to the nostalgic rock sounds Holy Trash revel in, the song's title is an understatement at best. 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.