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Unearthed Review: Little Smoke. Three and a half stars

By johnboy 11 February 2011 1

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Today Unearthed Review lights one up with Little Smoke.

There are over 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we’re going to explore them. (Previous reviews are available)

Today’s random selection is Little Smoke who have this to say for themselves:

Little Smoke, a Heavy, Bluesy Tribal Rock band from Sutton N.S.W hit the big smoke. Three brothers and a cousin.

Little Smoke are no strangers to playing big shows. Some achievements include

Nomination for Best live act in Australia along side Powderfinger and Silverchair in the Australian Live Music Awards (ALMA) 2003

Winner Best live act in A.C.T in the ALMA Awards 2003

Winner of state final in National Campus Band Competition 2002.

Played festivals such as
* Summer Rhythm Festival
* Falls Festival
* Stonefest
* Indi Fest
* Badja Fest
* Tsunami Relief

Have supported bands such as

* Machine Gun Felatio
* Sunk Loto
* The Pictures
* Faker
* Screaming Jets

And played some great venues

* Corner Hotel (Melbourne)
* Gershwin room @ Esplanade Hotel (Melbourne)
* Hopetoun Hotel (Sydney)
* The Tote (Melbourne)
* ANU Bar (Canberra)
* The Green Room (Canberra)

Released a self titled EP and a two track single called skins.

One of the unearthed reviewers described these guys as “Stoner rock with african sounding drums”.

It’s hard to go beyond that.

Knowing how mesmeric they can be live the recordings are a slight disappointment, but bear in mind that’s coming off a very high standard.

It’s telling they list Tool and John Butler Trio as their influences, landing very closely between those two.

Great to see these long time canberra scene stalwarts still kicking on!

Three and a half stars.

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dvaey 11:12 am 13 Feb 11

Been following little smoke since they were originally called Space is dead and playing at Finnigans in late 90s. Good to see theyre still going strong, even tho the bands line-up appears to have changed a little since the early days.

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