Smith Street Band_More Scared Of You Than You Are Of MeMelbourne quartet The Smith Street Band have delivered another album about being ‘sad weird dudes’, and realising that it’s OK, because you aren’t the only one feeling that way.

Shine in particular has that classic Smithies build-up and Birthdays broaches new territory with a synth-laden bridge. Lyrically, frontman Wil Wagner has always expressed himself with the approachable, misanthropic familiarity of a long-time mate. Whether he is tackling social anxiety (Passiona), submissive relationships (25), or unrequited love (Song For You), his lyrics are agonizingly real, and that’s the most appealing thing about TSSB.

More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me is out April 7 via Pool House Records.

Read our interview with Wil Wagner.

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