The Smith Street Band is celebrating the beginning of a new year the only way they know how – by getting high and seeing everyone. The tour is another chance for the band to show off their latest release, Throw Me in the River. Speaking with the Sydney Morning Herald, frontman Wil Wagner said: “We’re a live band more than a recorded band, maybe, so I guess it was just more time to try and capture that. But I’m very happy with how it sounds. I hope that it’s the best thing that we’ve done.” Music Man, Bendigo – January 28; The Barwon, Geelong – January 29; and The Karova, Ballarat – January 30. Canada’s PUP, the UK’s Great Cynic and Melbourne’s Apart From This join are in on the fun.