Ben Wright Smith – The Great Divorce

April 17, 2017

We hear: The Strokes, The Beach Boys, The Cure.

Singer/songwriter Ben Wright Smith has been subject to some major praise for his latest album The Great Divorce. And we can confirm, it’s all valid.

He’s taking the 11 tracker on tour this month so we decided it was time to sink our teeth in.

Produced by Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy, The Great Divorce features collaborations with Ali Barter and Tyler Millott (Husky, Ali Barter). Upon taking the album to the U.S, Ben worked with one of Australia’s most respected producers, Mark Moffat (The Saints, Yothu Yindi, The Divynls) and fine-tuned this baby into what it is today.

The influences throughout the album prove that Ben has a pretty sweet taste in music. We’re hearing elements of The Strokes, Brian Wilson and The Cure throughout. We also love the little nod to Weezer in the track ‘Where Do All Your Friends Go While You’re Sleeping’.

All in all, the album is a smorgasbord of indie, rock, folk and psychedelica and yeah we bloody love it!

Getting to know Ben

Milo or Nesquik? Milo

Butt tatt or neck tatt? Butt Tatt

Guilty pleasure song? I Touch Myself – The Divinyls


Instagram: @benwrightsmith

Twitter: @benwrightsmith

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Tour dates

Thurs 20th April Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill VIC
Fri 21st April Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Sat 22nd April Workers Club, Geelong cap VIC
Thurs 27th April Transit Bar, Canberra ACT
Fri 28th April Charles Sturt Uni, Wagga Wagga NSW
Fri 5th May

Sat 6th May

Charles Sturt Uni, Wagga Wagga

Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay



Fri 12th May Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Wed 17th May The Triffid – Courtyard, Brisbane QLD
Thurs 18th May Treetops, Gold Coast QLD
Fri19th May Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
Sat 20th May Sol Bar – Front Bar, Maroochydore QLD
Thurs 25th May Frankies, Sydney NSW
Sat 27th May Rad, Bar Wollongong NSW
Fri 2nd June The Loft, Warrnambool VIC
Sat 3rd June The Exeter, Adelaide SA
Sun 11th June Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Thurs 20th July Sand Bar, Mildura VIC
Fri 21st July Sand Bar, Mildura VIC
Sat 29th July Northcote Social, Northcote VIC

Tickets to Ben’s album launch at Northcote Social Club are available here 

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