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Friday, 24 April 2015

#445: Catching Up With...The Smith Street Band


Contrary to what people may believe, punk and folk are two genres which, at their roots, are massively similar. Both provided, and continue to provide, a voice to the voiceless, they represent the under-represented and, with the exception of hip-hop, are arguably two of the most blue-collar genres still enjoying relative popularity. With that in mind, it’s really of little surprise then that the boundaries of the two, whilst not blurring per se, are still becoming slowly entwined, at least as far as some acts are concerned.