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