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SPOTLIGHT: Newcastle band, Smacked Youth

Their punk sound comes around as something fresh but inflicted with 90’s Seattle grunge vibes.

Newcastle alternative punk trio, Smacked Youth caught our attention a few weeks ago when they opened for Toowoomba based outfit Something Something Explosion at the Cambridge Hotel.

Their punk sound comes around as something fresh but inflicted with 90’s Seattle grunge vibes. Bands like Grinspoon, Violent Soho and DZ Deathrays are some of their influences on how they shape their sound.

The band have released some very strong material ever since their beginning. Songs like ‘Run’, ‘Headstrong’ and ‘Drown’ have caught radio airtime on Triple J and have gained followers on the online service Triple J Unearthed.

Smacked Youth have built a large fan base around The Hunter regularly playing gigs around Newcastle even travelling down to Sydney once and a while. Their shows are energising, loud and the band’s energy influences impressive crowd interaction and cater to both 18 and over gigs and all ages gigs.

Smacked Youth’s single, Fucked Up is out now on all streaming platforms. You can check them out by visiting their Facebook page.

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