Former ADVERTS frontman T.V. SMITH is back with a new album and tour.
Land Of The Overdose is set for release on 14 September through JKP Records, the label of German band DIE TOTEN HOSEN, the German punk legends with whom Smith recorded and released an entire studio album - Useless: The Very Best Of TV Smith - something they have never done with any other artist.
More than forty years after finding chart success with Devon punk legends The Adverts, Smith has morphed into and insightful and incisive political troubadour, playing in excess of 100 gigs a year.
"It‘s been a long journey from 1977," reflects Smith. "I used to think that punk rock was a one-off protest movement, but sadly now in 2018 there is even more to protest about. The punk spirit lives on. In Land Of The Overdose I‘ve tried to sum up everything I feel about what‘s wrong with the world and what we can do about it. The only compensation for me about the awful state we find ourselves in is that it's inspired me to come up with some of the best songs I've ever written. I hope this album sends out a positive message that if we recognise the problems in the world things can start to change for the better, and that music can be a force for the good.”
Smith will be taking his message to the masses with shows at....
23.08.2018 Shoreham – Duke Of Wellington
24.08.2018 Brenchley – Beer Festival
31.08.2018 Stourbridge – Katy Fitzgeralds
01.09.2018 Uttoxeter – Punk Uttoxeter
02.09.2018 Marchington – Dog & Partridge
06.09.2018 Edinburgh – Bannermans
07.09.2018 Whitwell Festival of Music
08.09.2018 London – Unicorn
21.12.2018 Leicester – Duffy‘s Bar
22.12.2018 Manchester – Star & Garter
Land Of The Overdose is available to pre-order now here.
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