RIYL: Plants & Animals, Elephant Stone, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizzard
Smokes is a thunderous meltdown from Montreal. Raucous pop melodies, a penchant for the dramatic, and a desire to sweat profusely combine to form a weird and familiar baby.
Smokes has performed at various festivals including Pop Montreal, NXNE, Passovah Summer Festival, and Shifty Bits Circus. They’ve shared the stage with PS I Love You, Frog Eyes, Alden Penner, Odonis Odonis, Zorch, No Joy, Crosss, Mexican Slang, and more.
"Smokes plays with an insane but awe-inspiring mixture of Wolf Parade-y pop chaos, Built to Spill-y guitar wizardry, punky grit, orchestral grandeur, and glam attitude." - Noisey
“Listening to Smokes is like watching kids play with fireworks inside of a gunpowder plant – you never know when it’s gonna go from controlled chaos to a raging inferno. Their music is gritty and punchy…a wild and unpredictable take on the traditional rock power trio.”
- Midnight Poutine
“Hidden underneath the distorted guitars and lead singer Nick Maas’ passionately raw vocals, there are pop qualities that give these potentially abrasive tracks a soaring and catchy spin.”
- Bloody Underrated