And that's how it was for "lost indie rock prince" Jonny Shitbag and his band, The Smokes. In the beginning, at least. Jonny was the leader. But not long after these songs were written, he disappeared. Just like that. This is his story, both a debut and possibly a swansong, told by the band he left behind.
Over six months, the remaining Smokes, Curls, Traff and TJ, armed only with some demo recordings and the scribbled lyrics and chords that turned up one day at Curls' house, bearing a mysterious Asian postmark, worked away on completing this compilation of the work of their absent friend...
"You know, in your heart, that a band called Jonny Shitbag & The Smokes are going to be worth a listen."
~ The Quietus
"...a joyous outburst of pop-punk that incorporates many of the best traits: a frenetic, fuzzy rock sound with layered harmonies and incisive songwriting."
~ Something Good
artwork by Manon Raupp