Smoke Rings came to life during a (seriously) cold, cold, Canadian winter when Shane (Vocals/Guitar) and Lauren (Keyboard/Percussion) laid down some songs on a computer sitting dangerously close to a heater. The pair brought their tunes home to Australia, went to a rehearsal room with old friends Jon Wright (Guitar) and Elliott Weston (Bass), and after swiping right found now lifetime compadre Liam Gough (Drums).

Their sound, described as a unique take on 90s Britpop, took hold quickly, and soon they were recording tracks with in-demand producer/mixer/engineer Anna Laverty (Peep Tempel/Courtney Barnett) before last year releasing their debut record featuring debut single “Rose Coloured Glasses”. Their “raw, yet friendly” sound earned them accolades as a breakout band to watch out for with the single featuring on both Richard Kingsmill/Home and Hosed segments, key community radio nationwide, and rotation on Double J.

Since then the band has been playing around every sticky floor in Melbourne, with shows including: St Kilda Festival / Northeast Party House / Mosquito Coast / Big White / Moses Gunn Collective / Green Buzzard / Good Boy / Jarrow

Fresh from recording new music with Malcolm Besley (City Calm Down/The Creases), Smoke Rings will this June release a limited edition Double A Side record featuring new singles “Go to Hell” and “Happiness” to coincide with a national tour.

 


Some praise for Smoke Rings:

Remember back when DMA’s hit the scene and everyone thought they were the second coming of Oasis? Well in a few years, you’ll no doubt be reminiscing back to when you first heard Smoke Rings and realised that 90’s Britpop is being brought back in a big way. Catchy, infectious, and with an extremely chilled vibe throughout their music, Smoke Rings are undoubtedly going to blow away the crowds at this year’s festival with their perfectly accomplished indie-rock stylings.
— Tone Deaf - St Kilda Fest 2017
Smoke Rings are one to watch. The band are unstoppable, busting out the tunes, beautifully and articulately produced, and laced with some trashing Australian drawls sure to make you melt at the knees. Check them out and you will not be disappointed, I, myself am rather inspired by this sharp brand of Aussie rock and their cloudy compendium of brash bangers.
— Hhhappy -  Rose Coloured Glasses single review 2016
The group’s raw, yet friendly sound make them unique in a way that will not only win them countless fans, but put them head and shoulders above any other groups of the same genre.
— Tone Deaf - Album review 2016
From the first 10 seconds I was sold. Now I can’t stop listening to it.
— Dom Alessio – ‘Feelin Tired’ Review