Smokey Bastard Share ‘Baba Yaga’ Animated Video Single
Catch The Band On Tour In The UK Now – London, The Islington – Tonight (Tue 18/11)
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What The Press Are Saying?
“a modern, British lease of life to a tired-out genre.” – Rock Sound Magazine
“Fans of Flogging Molly and The Pogues take note, Smokey Bastard are a band you need in your life.” – Big Cheese Magazine
“Smokey Bastard, with this record, have proved that there is life in the folk punk genre” – Sound-Revolution.net
“A band with a powerful capability to weld together a noise that moves the feet and the heart” – Sound Sphere
“one of the best and strongest rock bands in the UK.” – Ringmaster
After the release of their new album, and midway through their UK album release tour, Smokey Bastard have shared the new, animated video stream for ‘Baba Yaga’.
The single tells a tale from Russian/Slavic folklore of Baba Yaga alongside Polka inspired musicianship.
Watch: Smokey Bastard – ‘Baba Yaga’
In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg). Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out. She sometimes plays a maternal role, and also has associations with forest wildlife…
Smokey Bastard’s new album ‘Back to the Drawing Room’ is out now through Bomber Music. The Reading based folk punks are on tour throughout the UK in support of the new album, now.
Wed 18 Nov – The Islington, London, UK
Thu 19 Nov – Mk11, Milton Keynes, UK
Sat 21 Nov – The Phoenix Bar, High Wycombe, UK
Sun 22 Nov – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich, UK
Thu 26 Nov – Leopard, Doncaster, UK
Sat 12 Dec – The Cornerhouse, Cambridge, UK
Speaking on the new release, Aled, the banjo player of Smokey Bastard, said, ‘It’s been a long process but we’re extremely excited to have the new material out in the open and for it to be finally making it in to peoples ears.”
The new album takes the next step in the band’s progression. Over the years, Smokey Bastard have seen a number of line up changes and with each new member brings something new to the mix. When the band started, their aim was to emulate bands like Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, but as we time went on, they worked hard on sculpting their own signature sound. During the writing of the second album, ‘Tales From The Wasteland’, they were branching out heavily from the well-trodden Celtic-Punk template. The new album, ‘Back To The Drawing Room’ is still recognisable as Smokey Bastard, but keeps going in the same direction with thier own, unique take on Folk-Punk, while incorporating a wide range of influences from the current band members.
After touring the UK and mainland Europe, playing a live Maida Vale session for the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show and countless festival appearances, Smokey Bastard have now released their third offering, “Back to the Drawing Room”. With a more progressive approach to rhythm and song writing, Smokey Bastard are pushing the limits of what you thought Folk-Punk could be.
Smokey Bastard – ‘Back To The Drawing Room’ is out now on CD, 12inch Vinyl and Digital Download through Bomber Music.