12/02/03 – MUTINY IN STEREO. That ladies
and gentlemen is our new album title, which will be released during the
first week of March, 2004. To celebrate, we’ll rev up the Smugglers live
rock engine once again so get set to freak to the eleven new selections from
“Mutiny In Stereo” (check out a track
In March, we will be touring Ontario and Quebec with our pals the
Evaporators (who will release their new record “Ripple Rock” in January). If
you live in the area and want us to play your town, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter four of our adventurous couple's
India tour diary is ready. Amazing race, you suck sour milk!
Beez and CC in India, chapter three.
Ripped off? Enlightened? You decide.
11/11/03 Happy Remembrance Day, everyone. To celebrate the
freedom we enjoy and to remember those who sacrificed themselves for it, today we are
giving everyone a sneak preview song from our upcoming album. Its called "Billy-Billy-Telly-Telly-Ba-Ba"
and can be heard by clicking here.
11/01/03 - Beez and CC in India , chapter two, is up for all to
read. Just click here for all the exotic details!
10/18/03 As some of you may or may not know, while most of the
Smugglers are busily preparing for the release of our new album in 2004, Beez and his wife
CC are taking advantage of the "down time" to embark on a five month journey to
deepest, darkest India. Beez is chronicling his adventures in our Tour Diaryas section,
and you can read the first exciting chapter by clicking here.
09/20/03 Finally! Our latest tour diarya, chronicling our
adventures at the Lookout 15th anniversary weekend, is
up now in all its glory in our Diarya section. Enjoy!
09/01/03 Wow. We just got through it. We all just made it
through a very happy, very fun 15th anniversary Smugglers party weekend.
On Friday night we had a "welcoming BBQ" for all those coming in from out of
town (New York, California, Toronto, Berlin, England, Detroit, Olympia, Montreal and
various other exciting ports of call!!), and then on Saturday it was the big wing-ding at
the Waldorf Polynesian Room with the Leather Uppers, Los Furios and the
High Balls. On Sunday morning it was the Nardwuar-hosted
"power-brunch" at the Tomahawk BBQ. Thank you to all who partied with us five
Smugglers all weekend it was a really amazing, heart-warming time. If it sounds
like we are exhausted, its because we are. But in a good way.
Now its time for us Smugglers to take a page out of the Beez manual of life and
take a long nap.
Over the past few weeks we have been receiving a lot of congratulatory emails from old
friends from all over the place and we would also like to thank all those who sent kind
here are a few:
>Hey guys, chris imlay here, just wanted to wish you all a happy
birthday. wish i could be there- the 10th was so fun.
go get 'em tonight!
-chris (the hi-fives) san francisco<
i wish you a great cool and crazy night for your 15th birthday and 15
i'm sad to cannot fly over for the moment but i'll think of you tonight
and have a drink for you guys
take care your a great band
your friend gilles
>Hey Smugglers -
Congrats on your
anniversary. Think maybe a 15th
anniversary world tour is in the works?
... anyways dudes, keep in touch, I hope
your party goes off with a bang and maybe we'll see
"The Smugglers Antipodean Assault" in the near future?
Trucker Gord in New Zealand<
I wont be able to make the party! We are FINALLY making a record, see. But I will
be with you in spirit. HAIL to all those of the black shirt and white tie HAIL HAIL!! And
my sincerest congratulations.
Pelle from the Hives, Stockholm Sweden<
>Omigod 15 years of Smugglers. Youre the best band in the world but you
dont tour enough! Cant wait til your new record and big ups on being an
inspiration to lots of other bands.
Jessica in Boston<
>Wow, 15 years???
How are you guys? it's been a while, hope you remember us! lol. We're
gonna be touring Canada in November! Hope we can hook up again!
>Dear Grant and Smugglers,
congratulations with 15 years of Smugglin'. Too bad I won't be able to make
it to Vancouver. Hope you'll be able to celebrate in Europe again soon. I
personally can hardly wait.
For now, love to all the Smugglers, incl. the ska-t-man of course.
Hans. Slavetraders. Amsterdam<
>Smugglers Kings party tonite your fiends! Japanese children say come back to you
Sayoshi, The Wind-Ups, Kyoto Japan<
08/26/03 As many of you may be aware, The Smugglers home
province of British Columbia is being seriously ravaged by forest fires this summer. With
that in mind, The Smugglers will donate partial proceeds from our 15th
Anniversary Party Saturday August 30th to the BC Fire Relief fund.
The ticket price will remain the same, $14 in advance and $16 at the door, and so everyone
that slaps down their money for a ticket will also be slapping down a small slice of
assistance to the victims of this crazy summer.
The Smugglers have many friends and family in the Okanagan Valley (including Mint
Records co-owner Bill Baker) and other affected parts of the province and our warmest
sympathies go out to the victims of these outrageous fires.
Keeping that reality in mind, we are still planning to have a ball this weekend! The
gig should be a fucking wing-ding so be sure to be there at the Waldorf Hotel in
Vancouver for the Smugglers, the Leather Uppers, Los Furios and the High
Balls as the Smugglers celebrate 15 years of rocknroll action!
08/09/03 Attention folks! It is time to announce the details of
THE SMUGGLERS 15th ANNIVERSARY PARTY WEEKEND! Yes, it has already been
five years since we all tied one on at the Starfish Room for the Smugglers 10th
birthday. Here we are again, time to let it all hang out for another Smugglers anniversary
party! This go-around it is all going down on Saturday August 30 at the ultra-swank
Polynesian Room of the Waldorf Hotel in the Smugglers beloved hometown
of Vancouver Canada. Special for the occasion, we are importing the recently reformed
greatest-band-ever, the Leather Uppers, from Toronto Ontario Canada. Also joining
us will be Ska-Ts darlings, Los Furios, and our pals all the way from
Tijuana, Mexico, the High Balls. This gig is a part of the annual Geared To Go
Go Labour Day weekend festival. When tickets go on sale well let you know how to
For those coming in from out of town for this event we will once again be having a BBQ
party on Friday August 29 and a brunch on Sunday August 31. If you are planning to come in
from out of town, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Thanks to everyone for making the last 15 years of our lives one long, fun ride. See you
08/01/03 Hi gang we just returned home from the Lookout
Records 15th Anniversary party weekend in San Francisco. We had a blast.
Thank you to everyone who came to the show and partied with us, making it one of the most
memorable Smugglers shows ever (at least for us). We would also like to thank everyone at
Lookout for their very warm hospitality while in the Bay Area. Why we havent played
there in so long is ridiculous and inexcusable it seems we have more friends in
this area then just about anywhere else. The most common question we received throughout
the weekend was: "why havent you played here in so long?" All we can say
is "sorry" and we hope our show at the Great American Music Hall made up for it
in some way.
We also cant forget the very good time we had at Old Ironsides in Sacramento, the
night before the Lookout events starting rolling. Thanks to our dear friends the Groovie
Ghoulies and all the cool kids in Sacramento for showing us such a great time.
Grant is working on the tell-all tour diarya as we speak so get ready to hear all the
dope on the shows, the backstage antics, last-minute cancellation by the Queers,
some wild sex involving a group photo and male cum, and lots more.
Safely back in Vancouver, we are going to put the finishing touches on our new album,
still as yet untitled. We will keep you posted. Have fun in the hot August nights!
07/22/03 Yo yo yo. Happy scorching summer of 2003, everybody.
Heres the latest from Smugglers camp: between the dates of June 27 July 1,
the Smugglers recorded our eighth full length record. We laid down all
the "bed tracks" at the Factory (a lovely cedar paneled studio
on Vancouvers west side) and did the rest of the tracks at Smuggler Daves own JC/DC
Recording Studio in sunny Hollyburn, BC. Were very happy with the way the
songs have come out, and so far we are dealing with eleven tunes we want the record
to be ten songs but so far we cant decide which one to cut so who knows. We expect
this record to see the light of day in January of 2004. Watch out for it, and until then
we will be performing the songs from this record, like "Pirates Ships",
"Billy Billy Telly Telly Ba Ba", and "The Get Up Syndrome" at all the
And speaking of shows, we are all set to travel south for Lookout Records
15th anniversary party in San Francisco. Were playing Sacramento and San
Francisco please check out tour dates page for more details.
In other soon-to-be-released news, Lookout Records is putting out
their first-ever "Tune In Turn On Lookout" DVD compilation of all the videos,
including two Smugglers hits: "Especially You" and "Rosie". As a
special bonus, the DVD will include the ENTIRE Smugglers movie "At Japan", a
filmed, edited and produced movie of our first tour to Japan in December 1997 with the Queers
and Supersnazz. There were only 1,000 copies of the videos made so if you
missed it the first time around, now is your chance to see this hilarious film featuring
lots of live performances, and plenty of behind the scenes action in hotel rooms,
airports, aquariums, restaurants, tourist attractions, and of course, in the van.
06/01/03 Hello World Of Friends! Our usual apologies for taking
so long to provide news, and yes, that is exactly what we have! Lots and lots and lots of
news!! First of all, on the Canada Day Long Weekend Your Smugglers will finally be locking
ourselves away into the comfy confines of the Factory recording studio to create the
long-awaited new Smugglers album chock full o hits. We counted them up and this will
be our EIGHTH full length record. Suck on that, Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Come talk to us when
youre at around five or six! Until then, SHUT UP!
Once were finished the recording, watch for a single to be released in the fall,
following with the new full length in the winter.
Also coming up rapidly are a few hot new show announcements, one in Vancouver with our
pals The Pattern (featuring Chris Appelgren) and then a few gigs in the San Francisco area
for the Lookout Records 15th Anniversary Party Weekend! For some sick,
perverted reason, this will be our first time in the Bay area in FOUR YEARS. Fuck that and
fuck you!! Just kidding. Please go to the tours page here for more
details on the show.
One more thing: Grant and Nick and Nardwuar recently attended the Flaming Lips concert
here in Vancouver, a show that includes not only the wonderful personalities and songs of
the Flaming Lips, but also pyrotechnics, massive confetti-filled balloons and kids in full
length animal costumes dancing about on stage. Guess what. Grant got to be the Pink
Panther and danced like a joy-filled, sweak-soake crippled school girl in a Pink Panther
costume for the entirety of the incredible set. The occasion also marked the first
birthday of Nicks baby Alia, and at one point in the show the Flaming Lips led the
5,000 person strong audience in a massive rendition of "Happy Birthday To
Alia"!!! Thank you Flaming Lips! Check out Grant in the panther costume by clicking here.
04/18/03 Well happy Easter, everyone. That is, happy Easter to
everyone who digs Jesus and his totally unexplainable relationship with fluffy little
chicks, chocolate, and the Easter Bunny. A couple of things to announce on this most
glorious of holy long fuckin weekends: first of all, The Smugglers have a track on a
new compilation called "Kitestringing: The Prison Literature Project". All
proceeds from the sales of this CD go towards helping the two million people that America
has behind bars to read, write, and expand their minds in positive ways through the
magical delights of fine literature. To some long-suffering Smugglers fans it may seem odd
that the Smugglers would suddenly throw their toques in the ring with the other political
artists also featured on this CD, such as Propagandhi, the Weakerthans,
Chumbawumba, and Noam Chomsky, but you see folks,
Smugglers lead singer Grant Lawrence has always been a huge fan of the show "Oz"
and so you know, therefore, uh, well, buy the CD here.
In other news, maybe we shouldnt have been so quick to throw a friendly jab in
the direction of our pals Chixdiggit in our last "update". Go to their website
by clicking here and read their update of February
15th, 2003. Yeeouch!
03/11/03 Oh my god. Weve turned in to one of those
pathetic type bands that write on their news page shit like "sorry we havent
updated our site in awhile but theres nothing really going on with us right
now". Shit. Its true. Maybe we should change our name to Chixdiggit. But
really, we ARE all busier than an outrageously gay leper in plastic surgery wholesale
warehouse, its just that nothing is immediately coming to boil on the
Smugglers stovetop. YES, we are aware that every single band weve ever played
with besides Chixdiggit is signing multi-million dollar major label record contracts, but
hey, what can we say? Were "between albums". Timely, huh? Nonetheless, you
keep your goddamn bookmark thing pointed right fucking here. Remember, we bring the party,
we ooze hot sex, write the rock, walk the talk, and (one of us) love the cock! Heres
to fresh Smugglers action sometime soon!
01/20/03 Hello ladies and gentlemen! If you are like Lisa in
Thunder Bay, Ontario, you may be hunkering harder than a closeted gay Viagra addict at a
Pride Parade for a new Smugglers record. If you are indeed one of "those
people", thank you! We have a morsel for you to chew on! The Smugglers have a brand
new song called "Larry Where Are You" (about Lookout Records
founder Larry Livermore) on the new Lookout compilation called "Lookout
Freakout 3". Its filled with all the Lookout bands of 2003, like Ted
Leo, the Pattern, and Moral Crux, and nestled comfortably at track 15 like an adopted
black child in the loving arms of two crew-cut sporting lesbians, is your Smugglers. Click
for more information. For some reason, "Larry Where Are You" is one of our most
favourite songs that we have ever recorded. We hope you enjoy it, too. Consider it a
preview of sorts for the eventual smash sensation follow-up to "Rosie".
01/01/03 - Happy New Year, everybody!!! We hope that you were one of
the fine folks who chose to ring in the New Year with us down at the Pic Pub in Vancouver,
but if not, it is our wish that you had lots of fun anyways. Indeed, the Smugglers show on
December 31 with the Epoxies, Goblins and Rumours here in Vancouver went off (almost)
without a hitch! The place was sold out and jam-packed right from the start, so the
Goblins were able to play new songs like "Im A Fat, Frustrated Fuck",
"Addicted To Cheese" and "Maria!" to a full house. The all-girl
Rumours were up next and played a short set to a mixed reaction. Then it was our turn, and
we let our twelve months of Vancouver gigging down-time explode all at once. We really had
a stellar time and we hope those in attendance did too. We counted in the New Year right
on time, and gave away our first dance contest trophy of 2003 about ten minutes into the
New Year. The Epoxies went on after us and rocked out deep into the night as the Smugglers
partied in the crowd with friends old and new, sucking back cheap champagne and cold beer.
Blissful. It was great to see and meet so many people from out of town; special thanks to
hardy road warriors Heather and Frank Leone who made the trip all the way from New York
City right to the front row! The "almost without a hitch" thing is a reference
to our only lame duck audience member of the evening, some dude who was so wasted he
thought he could command the individual conversational attention of band members in the
middle of sets! Somewhere, sometime long, long ago, a higher power must have etched into
stone that there will forever be at least one representative asshole at every single
rocknroll gig to ever be performed in the history of the world. He was our New
Years asshole, but everything turned out alright in the end. (Unlike the Canadian
diplomacy of the Smugglers who actually tried to deal with the dope politely, the American
Epoxies shot first and asked questions later, cracking him over the head with a guitar the
second he tried to fuck with their set). Oh, and keep your eyes peeled here, because
well soon be loading up our New Years photos on the Gallery page, courtesy of Frank
and Heathers digital camera.
If anyone happens to be wondering what the Smugglers plans for 2003 are, its very
simple: record, mix, produce, master and release our new album. Its taking a long
time, we know. After that, we will theoretically see you in your town sometime soon. Happy
New Year once again, and heres to a peaceful 2003!
12/10/02 - Happy holidays, folks! An apology right off the bat for
leaving this page unattended for another inexcusable stretch. We've been waiting and
waiting to confirm our New Year's Eve show here in Vancouver and we are happy to report
that it is finally done. We'll be playing at the Pic Pub in downtown Vancouver, and hark,
this will be our first and ONLY show in Vancouver in the year 2002! Yup, we haven't played
our beloved hometown since last year with the Hives and the International Noise
Conspiracy. So come on down! We'll be playing with some other cool bands like the Epoxies
and the Goblins, (both electro-clash bands) so click here to get
the details! See you there!
10/15/02 Hey everybody, sorry our site hasnt been updated
in awhile!! Weve been trying, but due to some server problems weve been locked
out for a few weeks. Anyhow, were back, so to our Canadian friends, Happy
Thanksgiving, and to everyone else, happy autumn! Heres all the recent news: a
couple weeks back, we played an incredible gig over in Victoria on Vancouver Island. We
didnt really know what to expect, as we played this same multi-band event last year,
right after 9/11. Last years show still went well considering, but university crowds
are fickle, its been a year, yada yada. Worry not should we have: something nuts
like 900 tickets pre-sold for the event, with an eventual 1400 showing up, meaning the
show was mostly out of control and tonnes of fun!!! Were pretty confident we were
able to cover our asses on some stressful screw-ups (one of the amps broke down one minute
before show time, and Grant chipped a big chunk out of his front tooth during the first
song of the set). The crowd didnt seem to notice our excruciating pain too much, and
we applaud them for their energy and kindness; a desperately needed rebound after our
recent Kamloops conundrum, which you can read about in our brand new Western Canadian tour
diary which is posted for all to read, right here, right now!
news, the Smugglers finally strode into Daves JC/DC Studio a week or so ago, rocking
out some new material for Lookout. Expect the first glimmer of it to appear on the
upcoming Lookout compilation that will be in stores before Christmas. A new Smugglers
video appears to be in the works as well, an answer to all those punk-ass kids across
Canada who said to Beez "Ive never seen you on MuchMusic or MTV". As for
shows, were looking at a doing a New Years gig in Vancouver, but nothing is
confirmed as yet. Were starting to feel really guilty going back to so many cities
without having put out a new record in awhile so its time to hunker down and tape
what is in our heads: the greatest Smugglers record ever.
09/01/02 We're back! It felt like a month but it was only
ten days or so. Yes folks, the Mint Records Party Wagon tour is over and done with:
eight shows, five bands, and about 5,000 or so kilometers later and what do we have to
show for it? A bunch of runny noses that we picked up in a moldy hooker hotel in Winnipeg.
Oh, and lots of great memories!! More on those and all the other action, like naked bums
wiped across sleeping faces, Ska-T on all fours in drag, and Grant, King Rat of the
go-cart track, will be in the tour diary being punched up as you read this. Thanks very
much to all our great friends who set up, helped out, or came out to all these shows. One
question: Kamloops, what the hell happened?
And now to clear something up for you Vancouver folks: for once and for all, the
Smugglers were never confirmed to play the Labour Day weekend event Geared To Go Go. Our
apologies to the folks who went out on Sunday Sept 1 expecting to see us. Unfortunately
the promoter (a friend and a good guy) jumped the gun and advertised us before we had
agreed to perform. Unfortunately, we couldn't come to a mutual agreement and the Smugglers
declined the offer. We didn't cancel, we didn't bail, and we didn't pull out last minute,
we never agreed to do it in the first place. Sorry for the confusion!
In other news, we'll be in Victoria BC at the end of the month playing at the
University, and until then we will keep on keeping on writing the new material for our new
record! Folks in Western Canada were able to catch an earful of our new songs like 'Larry
Where Are You?', 'Shock The Shanker', and 'Pirate Ships' and we can't wait to record them.
We'll be doing 'em all under the watchful eye of our very own Smuggler Dave at his own
JC/DC Recording Studio. We'll keep you posted!
08/01/02 - Yo! Hope everyone is having a swell summer! The weather
continues to be record-breakingly beautiful out here in British Columbia and we're loving
every second of it. The grass is even starting to get a little brown. Us Smugglers will
soon be jaunting merrily across Western Canada headlining the "Mint Records Party
Wagon Tour 2002" with our Minty friends the New Town Animals, Operation Makeout, Mark
Kleiner Power Trio and Tennessee Twin, who are all playing various dates on the tour. It's
pretty much all set up, so click here to see the dates! Tell your
friends and see you there!
01/07/02 - Happy Canada Day everyone! Its Canadas 135th
birthday today, and the Smugglers celebrated by having a practice, working on fabulous new
songs for our forthcoming record. Also on this wonderful national holiday weekend, drummer
Graham and his family bought a new house in Nanaimo (congrats!) and Nick and Grant went
boating in Howe Sound to check a prawn trap set a day earlier. Expecting about twenty to
forty fat, delicious prawns, Nick hauled up the 250 feet of rope while Grant supervised to
find one massive, useless, inedible sun star fish and a measly four prawns. To add insult
to injury, the boat broke down at a visit to a nearby island, so Nick and Grant spent the
rest of Canada Day trying to fix a busted down 1974 cabin cruiser. We never did get it
fixed and ended up catching the ferry back to the mainland, leaving the boat, Cariad, on
the island for Nicks dad deal with. Good riddance!
Ok folks, news update: because of horrendous problems with the US border, our fucked up
work visas, and outrageously inflating tour expenses, our planned jaunt to the USA has
been postponed until we have a new record out. In the meantime, we will however be using
that allotted period to tour the somewhat
Western Canada. SO, if you live anywhere between Vancouver and Winnipeg and would like to
see the Smugglers rock your town later this summer, please get in touch asap: firstname.lastname@example.org. For all of those in
the Western USA who had emailed about our planned tour, our most humble apologies that we
cant make it, especially to Mike Lavella, Lookout, Margie, Red Planet, and those in
San Francisco and Austin. Its been way too long.
06/15/02 - Happy almost-summer 2002, everybody. Us Smugglers here on
the West Coast of Canada have been enjoying a beautiful, hot, lovely month; hope it's as
nice wherever you are. OK, so news. Our superstar friends the Hives
roared through town a little while back and we had a great time with them. They really
wanted to play hockey with us, so we set up a game, Smugglers versus Hives, for the
afternoon before their gig. Now, regular readers of this page will no doubt recall that
the Smugglers have enjoyed an unbeaten record when playing hockey against other bands...
let's review the stats: Smugglers beat Chixdiggit 10-9, and Smugglers whipped Shocore
10-6. Now along come these fancy-pants
Swedes and we thought to
ourselves "whatever, these guys wanna play hockey against Canadians? Sure we'll throw
em a bone, show these sweety-Swedes how it's done". To cut to the chase, the Hives
KICKED OUR ASSES 10-2!!!! Nick Arson was definitely their first star, rifling all sorts of
amazing goals past goalie Grant, while Chris and Matt were pretty damn good two. We're
still stunned. The Smugglers? Only the once-great Smuggler Nick was able to "bulge
the twine" as they say, and just barely (we'll have photos of the game up soon). So
cheers to the Hives for walking into OUR backyard and beating a bunch of Canadians at our
own game. When I crawled to the bench after the beating/game, I panted to Pelle "I...
can't... believe... you guys... beat us!" to which he replied "Hate to say I
told you so! Alright!"
- Smuggler Baby Born!!! During the midnight hour of Thursday May 23, a healthy, bouncy and
screaming baby Alia Maria Thomas was born at St. Paul's Hospital here in Vancouver,
weighing in at seven pounds six ounces, if the weight of a baby is for any reason an
important 'stat' to you. The baby and proud parents Soraya and Nick are all doing fine. So
far the little Alia has dark hair and blue eyes... sexy combo for later in life, eh? In
fifteen years Beez will probably ask her out....
05/05/02 - Hey everybody! So OK, finally, the 'Don't Mess Around With Beez'
Ontario Tour Diary of our recent adventures to Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and London is up
now for all to enjoy, except possibly members of a cult-like organization called
classmates.com. Find out what we're talking about by clicking here
and read-read-reading it! Photos too!
In other big Smugglers news, looks like we may just be hitting the road again a little
later this summer to do a tour of the Western USA!! Why? A good question that needs a
great answer. Seems there's a big ol' rock'n'roll festival happening in Texas on the
Labour Day Weekend that we have been lucky enough to get an invite to. We'll give you more
details on the fest and the tour at a later date, but suffice to say, if you live anywhere
between San Francisco and Texas, chances are you will have the chance to tip a jar with us
August. See you then? Check here frequently for more details? OK! Thank you! We haven't
played San Francisco since Labour Day 1999! That's disgusting!
Lots of our rock'n'roll pals are headed to Vancouver soon. Our very first real-life
big-time influence for the Smugglers will be coming to town this weekend, the Gruesomes.
We'll be there, even though the show is at a total dive (The Cobalt), but it has a
foozeball table, one of the only ones in Vancouver! A couple weeks later the Hives
return, right smack dab on the weekend Nick and Soraya's baby is due, so we're not playing
with them. But we do hope to get them out for a game of Sweden vs. Canada street hockey.
We'll let you know just how much the Smugglers margin of victory will be after the game.
(So far our record against other bands is 2-0: a 10-9 squeaker victory over Chixdiggit
and a 10-6 ass-raping of SHOCORE). Soon after the Hives event will be the White
Stripes. The last time they were in town they played to 50 people at the Piccadilly
and slept on Grant's floor. This time around they sold out the rather huge Commodore
Ballroom in less than 24 hours. The Smugglers have a similar stat: we sold out the
Commodore in just over 2.4 months, so you know, we know what it's like. It's great.
04/01/02 - Happy Easter, everyone! Rejoice, because like 2,000 years ago at
least, in a little manger, Baby Jesus was born, surrounded by rabbits, and little yellow
chicks, and wonderful, wonderful, delicious chocolate eggs! Hallelujah!
To quote our dear friends Heather and Frank of New York City, "Oy veh!" To
quote our friend Nicky Newtown, "Oi!" We have some fabulous Smugglers news to
share! Our very LONG AWAITED 7" picture disc is finally out in all its Italian
glory!! Its a slick little record featuring three rocking songs, and it looks damn
good if we do say so ourselves. To purchase a copy of this insta-collectors item, please
go to http://fly.to/ssrr, home to Supersonic Refridge
Records of Genoa, Italy. (To the folks who won copies of this record through our
old "Letter Of The Month" contest, its been awhile, so please email Grant
at email@example.com to finally claim your prize).
In other, other news, has anyone out there picked up the latest edition of Alternative
Press (April 2002)? In it youll see an article about the "Top Five Greatest
Canadian Punk Bands Of All Time". We wonder if youll be as shocked as we were
to see that YOUR SMUGGLERS came in fifth spot, behind Can-punk giants like DOA,
NoMeansNo, SNFU, and the Pointed Sticks.
Do we deserve the honour? An argument can certainly be made if one takes a look at the
"runners up" list also published... the Diodes, Slow,
the Evaporators, the Viletones, Subhumans...
hmmm... well, we dont know if we deserve it, but well take it, thanks!
And hey, these cool new photos you see on this page were kindly sent to us by Shannon
and Gerrit from Toronto. Thanks!
03/04/02 - Hey Now!! Your Smugglers here, home safe and sound from our
latest spin through Ontario. We had a BLAST on this trip! Most of the shows were totally
great (except maybe... uh... London) and it was fantastic to meet new and old pals alike.
Our show at the Horseshoe in Toronto has been heartily reviewed by the folks at Chart
Magazine, and you can read that here,
as well as see some pictures from the show. Thanks to all who came out, had fun, and asked
us about all the new songs we're playing. We'll be recording them soon! Kudos especially
(our roadie Dj Ska-T swears that he sold him a Smugglers record in Ottawa, and then Nick
swears he spotted him again at the show in Toronto! What the fuck?), Gerrit and Shannon
(who drove Grant to Hamilton on Saturday night after he finished his radio show), Yvette,
Megan, The Shanker, JC and Craig at the Horseshoe, Chris and Shiela Page, classmates.com,
the Lofters, New Town Animals and of course, Squirrel Boy and his stinky, but incredible,
As for other happenings, we're sticking close to home for awhile as Nick and his wife
Soraya prepare to have a baby in May, but in the meantime we'll be recording our many
ridiculous and touching new songs... so folks, prepare. See you around after the baby
02/11/02 - Ok folks, our Ontario tour dates are
all confirmed! At the end of the month we'll be in Ottawa, London, Toronto and Hamilton.
The details can be viewed on the tours page. We really wish we could be out there longer!
Thanks to everyone who is putting on a show and to all who offered to put on shows. As you
can see on the tours page, we only had a limited amount of dates to work with but it was
really great hearing from people in Montreal, Windsor, Barrie, Moncton, Quebec City,
Kingston, Waterloo and Sudbury offering to do shows or asking why the hell we weren't
getting to your city. We should be!! Shame shame shame on the Smugglers. We haven't played
for awhile so we're just about ready to burst, we've been having great practices and have
lots of asscrack-wrenching new songs ready to showcase like "Shock... The
Shanker!" and maybe one about Beez' memory called "20 Second Blackout".
(The other night Beez met a guy, sat with him at a restaurant, chatted, then saw the guy
the next day and had no idea who he was.)
01/15/02 - Hello World Of Friends! On this wonderful winter's night, a
brisk evening when the Vancouver Canucks triumphed over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 AND we
got to see the Pens'/Team Canada captain Mario Lemieux score a goal, we are happy to
announce new Smugglers tour dates for 2002! We'll be ripping southern Ontario a third
asshole in late February and early March for a festival in Toronto called Canadian Music
Week. Besides the show in Toronto, we'll be playing other towns around the area with our
Mint pals the New Town Animals so check out the dates by clicking here. If you live in 'the zone' and want to help us out with a show,
email us asap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in the front row!
01/01/02 - Happy New Year everyone! Yeah, we're as happy as anyone to
see the year 2001 behind us, let's hopeful for peaceful party times in the year 2002. As
for Smugglers news, we have several projects in the works but nothing is quite finalized
as yet so we'll remain quiet in the 'big announcements' department. Looking back on 2001,
we were horrified to realize we played our hometown SIX times, way too damn much, so for
you locals, don't expect to see us play around town any time soon. We overdosed! In the
meantime, we'll be burrowing in, writing songs and answering email, planning for a new
release sometime soon. Keep an eye peeled for shows, they'll be announced here when
they're confirmed. Cheers!
12/01/01 - Happy December, everybody! First things first, the new tour
diary of our quick trip to the Canadian prairie provinces is up in all its rugged glory.
Read all about the hot 'n' saucy details right here, and
let us know what you think by emailing email@example.com.
And hey, for those in the Vancouver area, hope you've got your tickets to the
International Noise Conspiracy/Smugglers/Hives show because the word on the street is that
it's already sold out! Beez is freaking out because his usual
adult-dinner-party-entourage' is going to be out in the cold!!
11/15/01 - Hey kids! Our Swedish friends the Hives
are currently on their first-ever large-scale tour of the USA, opening for another Swedish
band, the (International) Noise Conspiracy. The Smugglers are playing the last show of the
tour in Vancouver, but before that, if you have a chance to see this show, DO IT, and GO
EARLY!! The Hives are on first and lots of folks have been missing them already. DO
NOT MISS THE HIVES!! You will thank us later. Here are their tour dates.
The Prairie tour diary 2001is up!!
11/07/01 - Hey yo! We just returned home from a fun yet rather pooping
three city, eight flight stint of the Canadian prairies. After a five year plus absence,
we finally rocked Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon once again, and before we left Vancouver
we even played a Halloween wedding! We'll have all the details and photos up in the Diarya
section soon, so uh ... what's the phrase? Keep surfing us?
announcement! Earlier this fall we received a nice juicy offer to do some touring on the
(International) Noise Conspiracy / Hives tour. Things didn't come together, but we have
landed on their rather convenient Vancouver performance... And not that the show really
needs us in the first place, we've ended up right in between the two Swedish bands.
Nonetheless, should be an amazing gig of matching outfits and stage moves from all three
bands, and hardcore left-wing politics from one band (not the Smugglers) so click on our
tours page for the details.
- Hello World Of Friends! Your Smugglers here, inviting you to take a gander at our brand
new tour diary chronicling the Smugglers latest adventures amidst the festivities of this
years Las Vegas Shakedown! Theres plenty of tell-all tales, reviews, anecdotes
and photos, poolside and otherwise, featuring your Schmugs, the Evaporators and other
friends from around the world. Click here to check it
out, and let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For all you rockers in the Canadian
Prairies, well see you out there next week!
10/10/01 - Ouch! Thats how all five Smugglers booze-soaked
brains felt after returning from Las Vegas from the annual Shakedown festival. While we
heard several "veteran" ShakeDOWNERS bitching about things like the isolated
venue, shitty beer, and shittier sound (for some), Your Smugglers can genuinely report
that we all had an amazing time playing in our slot, which eventually turned out to be
around 9:00PM on the Friday night. It really was a global audience... right in the front
row were kids from Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Beglium, Canada and of course the USA. In
light of all that has happened in the world, it was actually uplifting to get together
with people from around the world, if only to get drunk, dance, and yell. The Smugglers
vote for best band out of the forty? (Besides the Smugs, of course?) A deadlocked tie
between Supersnazz and the hilarious San Francisco band Red Planet. See em if you
can! Grant PROMISES that he will do a weekend diarya for the Vegas trip, spilling all the
beans about the pool parties, the jackpots, Beez poker tournaments and Grant
mistaking Ben Gay extra-strength muscle relaxant for moisturizer and rubbing all over his
body... ALL over his body.
HEY KIDS!! NEW SHOWS!! Yes, after FIVE LONG YEARS, we are FINALLY returning to the
Canadian prairies to play shows in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina!! Were excited to
finally get back to the Canadian heartland, and we hope all you folks out there who
havent seen us in so long will come out and say hi. Click here
for more details on the dates.
09/21/01 - Heres a last minute reminder to all friends headed to Las
Vegas for the Shakedown Sept 28 - 30, 2001. Our timeslot has moved again.
We are now playing at 7:15PM sharp on Friday night September 28, 2001. We have no idea who
is on before us or after us. Who knows, we could be the very first band of the whole damn
thing! See you there? Early? To quote the Cramps, lets get fucked up! To quote the
Supersuckers, lets be hungover together! To quote Elvis/the Dead Kennedys/Girl
Trouble, Viva Las Vegas! To quote Arling and Cameron, dont you fuck! At least not
without your fabulous Smugglers! (They didnt say that last part, we said that).
09/16/01 - Hey gang. Finally, the end of a fucked up week. On behalf
of each Smugglers member, we send out good wishes to all of our friends in New York,
Washington DC and Pennslyvania, and the rest of the United States. It's a scary time, and
our thoughts are with you.
We just returned home from another Vancouver Island jaunt, playing shows in Victoria
and Nanaimo. We weren't really sure if we should actually even play either show in light
of the events of the week, but after discussions with both promoters, it was agreed that
everyone wanted to let off a little steam and some party-rock action may be the perfect
recess from reality. Turns out it was, because we had two fun-filled nights that did take
our mind off things if just for a little bit. Victoria's show was on the UVic campus, part
of a "welcome back" party with eight venues and all sorts of bands. We went a
little bezerk at our show, passing around party boxes of wine, pouring it down people's
throats and spraying it in people's faces, and holding multiple dance contests. Andrew
Molloy (once of Bum, now of Suite Sixteen) joined us for "Kings Of The Party"
and during our finale of the old Leather Uppers' song "Supercar" we dragged
almost the entire audience up on stage for a mass-jogging-on-the-spot-to-the-furious
-Smugglers-beat-a-thon, much to the soundman's unhinged rage. A wild night. Huevos
Rancheros and Run Chico Run were rockin' too.
Nanaimo was next up, and once again the kids of the Hub City didn't disappoint. We
tried to get a member of opening band Club Fungi to come up on stage and puke on demand,
but instead he treated us to the loudest and longest belch any of us had ever heard.
AMAZING! This very fellow also won the dance contest. The Evaporators also totally rocked
out much to the shock and bewilderment of the bar staff, and we had fun hanging out with
all of our Nanaimo pals, and members of the Crusties, Papillomas, Riff Randells, and Hot
Hot Heat. When in Nanaimo, visit Blackball Records, home of the hits!!
Next stop for the Smugglers (and the Evaporators): THE LAS VEGAS SHAKEDOWN!
09/01/01 - Happy birthday Mint! If you were anywhere near Vancouver BC Canada
this Labour Day weekend you were hopefully partying HARD with us at the Mint Records and
Geared To Go Go festivities. The Smugglers set at the sold-out Commodore Ballroom went
over extremely well. Thanks for being there and thanks for rocking out with us! We met
fans from all over, such as our (rude) dance contest winner from Birmingham England, as
well as kids from Japan, Phoenix, Olympia, the North West Territories and northern Quebec!
We debuted two new songs at the show, the first being the soon-to-be-hit stomper
"Dont Mess Around With Beez" and another fast dance number which closed
the show, "The Get-Down Syndrome", complete with three breakdancers!! More
details in the diary coming soon.
Were also taking the Mint tenth anniversary party on the road soon, over to
Vancouver island for two Smugglers shows, one in Victoria with Huevos Rancheros, and one
in Nanaimo with the Evaporators. Click on the tour page for the venues, dates and times.
Well say this though, the first twenty people at each gig gets a free copy of the
new 23 song, 70 minute Team Mint 2 compilation CD, plus a bunch of Chupa Chups toys and
In regards to our Las Vegas Shakedown show coming up at the end of the month, our
timeslot has been moved and we are now on much earlier than we originally thought. Again,
check the page for details but if you plan to fly in to Vegas on Friday, make sure you get
there early so you can catch our sure to be stellar set! Well also be hanging out
all weekend down there so be sure to come up and say hi.
Also, heres some news for fans in Canada: our singer Grant has just been promoted
at his work at CBC Radio. Starting Saturday September 8, 2001, Grant will become the host
of RadioSonic, heard on CBC Radio Two right across Canada and into the USA on Saturday
nights between 7PM and 10PM!! If youre in Canada or live in the States along our
border, be sure to tune in - he plays awesome music! Check out www.radiosonic.com for more info.
08/15/01 - Viva Las Vegas!!
Hey everybody, hope youre all having as fantastically a relaxing summer 01
as your Smugglers are out here in beautiful British Columbia! Were getting all
geared up for the massive Mint Records Tenth Anniversary Party on Labour Day weekend (see
below for details, get your tickets quick at
www.ticketmaster.ca) but we want to let you all know that in September, we are Vegas
Bound! Thats right, the Smugglers will be performing as part of this years Las
Vegas Shakedown festivities, along with other Vancouver pals like the Evaporators and the
Black Halos, and friends from afar like Supersnazz, the Swingin Neckbreakers and the
Zeros!!! The whole thing is happening at the Huntridge Theatre in Las Vegas this September
28 - 30, 2001. Click on our tour page for more info on our exact slot (subject to change)
or go to the Vegas Shakedown website: www.vegasshakedown.net.
Well see you at one or both of these awesome parties in the coming weeks!! Which
will it be? Vancouver? Las Vegas?? BOTH?!? WHOOOOO!!!! LETS FUCKING PARTY!!!!!!
07/15/01 - Mint Tenth Anniversary On Labour Day Weekend!
Yup, Mint Records, our very own Canadian label, is turning TEN this Labour Day weekend!
To celebrate, Mint is holding a multi-night shindig at Richard's On Richards and the
Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. There will also be plenty of other festivities in the day
time to keep attendees occupied. We don't know too many of the details just yet, but you
can click here to see the ones we do about our specific show at the
anniversary. As we're taking most of the summer off and won't be around this page again
til mid-August, please check the Mint Records site at www.mintrecs.com
for pertinent details. Hope to see you all on Labour Day Weekend!!
07/01/01 - Happy Canada Day everyone! We just returned home from our
show last night in Seattle. A weird one, but a fun one! This show was at the EMP,
or long-wise, the Experience Music Project, a massive music museum at the base of the
Space Needle. Inside are all sorts of rock 'n' roll artifacts with emphasis on the
Northwest rock'n'roll explosions of the past forty years; everything from a Wailers'
guitar to a Young Fresh Fellows suit jacket circa 93. Pretty cool, but
also pretty strange to see so much rock'n'roll, punk, and hip hop souvenirs displayed as
hermetically sealed "artifacts".
Our actual show was part of the Seattle Vespa Club scooter rally, and
so when we pulled up to the bizarrely shaped EMP building (we were told it was supposed to
resemble one of Jimi Hendrix's smashed guitars, but...) there were Vespa scooters lined up
around the block, creating all sorts of commotion with the tourists. The venue was a
massive hallway (not hall, but hallWAY) that by day serves as the line up to the
"funk ride" and by night turns into a rock'n'roll venue. Rising up behind the
stage was a massive three story screen that projected all sorts of crazy light-show images
while we played... lightening, fire, surfers, sharks, electric volts, you name it. It was
totally outrageous and totally distracting, but in a good kinda way. A nice crowd was on
hand too, full of drunken scooterists, rock'n'roll kids and friends from Vancouver, New
York City, and around Washington and Oregon. The dance contest winner gave the first-ever
extended dance contest winner acceptance speech!, and we were happy to welcome surprise
guests like Kepi from the Groovie Ghoulies up to sing,
and Kurt Bloch from the Fastbacks (and "Rosie" producer) up to
screech out the guitar licks on "Kings Of The Party" like only he can.
Thanks to all at the EMP for the first-class treatment! Sorry about the between song
banter - if we had known the show was being broadcast on the jumbotron to the family-night
fairgrounds outside, our babbling wouldn't have included flippant remarks about vaginas,
midgets, Grant's cock, Nazis, and the stupidity of the American President. Actually, it
probably still would.
A Seattle moment: while we were waiting for a table for breakfast in Seattle, we saw a
young yuppie family of four excitedly looking at a guidebook. Mom: "Ooo kids! Guess
where we're going today? The first EVER Starbucks location!" Kids: "YEAAAHHHH!!!
THANKS MOM!!! WHOOOHOOO! WE LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH!" Dad: "Gee whiz, good thinkin'
hon! I love you too!"
Ok, so now that the Seattle show is behind us, that means we take the next couple
months off for summer! Nick is bound for the wilds of British Columbia to maintain his
OTHER career in rock: geology. Dave is headed to Fiddle Fest with his wife and then Yo Yo
A Go Go with the Evaporators, Beez will spend the summer dining with his adult friends,
Graham will chalk up some quality time with his family, and Grant will spend the summer
face down in his own puke, shit and piss.
The next time the Smugglers plan to surface to rock out will be on Labour Day Weekend
in Vancouver for a huge Mint Records tenth anniversary blow-out multi-venue rock
extravaganza. More info when we get it. To our friends in most of the world, have a
sizzling summer! To our pals in Oceania, have a wild winter!
06/05/01 - FINALLY!! Yes, its true, we have finally posted the
latest edition of the Smugglers Tell-All Tour Diarya. This one is of course a day-to-day
account of our most recent European jaunt, including every last bit of blood, guts and
glory that we spilt over there. Apologies in advance to anyone we mistakenly or purposely
roasted, and thank you once again to all of our European friends (and foes) who have
become fabulous new characters in Smugglers lore, or have reoccurred to stir up some great
memories of stories gone by. We hope you enjoy the read, the photos, and the uh... well
thats it actually. Click here to read all about it.
Speaking of photos, we should finally have a bit of new action in our Gallery photo
section. Either now or soon will be shots of Smuggler Nicks honeymoon with his wife Soraya, as well as
other odds and sods weve been collecting and meaning to post.
Recapping our last couple of weeks, our roadie Ska-Ts 30th birthday
party here in Vancouver was a HUGE success, attracting about 400 people. We played a
Ska-T-picked set list, which meant we played a bunch of old, weird songs like "Chicks
Like That" and "Whiplash!" It was a hell of a lot of fun, and of course
inbetween songs we - heres that word again - roasted Ska-T with all the stories
weve collected about the guy. Poppin ass cherries, catchin and
spreadin scabies, masturbatin, drinkin piss, buyin hookers... the
list goes on and on. Happy birthday, Ska-T. We actually gave him something really nice -
an Op-Art original of a Lambretta scooter by a Canadian artist. In a frame and everything!
05/16/01 - Wow, lots of news in May! First of all, we won that award we were
nominated for! Yup, Nick and Grant were present at this years Georgia Straight Music
Awards and were proud to accept the award for "Favourite Record" for
"Rosie". Thanks to all who voted for us! Grant also had a great time singing
with the Black Halos before the sold-out crowd at the awards show.
The Mint Records showcase we played two night later for NewMusicWest was fun but a
little out of control and fucked up. Seems that way too many people showed up, which is
exciting, except that people who actually took the time to buy advance tickets still
couldnt get in if they showed up too late. We apologize to all who had to wait or
were rudely turned away. Shouldnt have happened.
Heres some new shows to talk about. Oh boy, back to our roots. Smugglers
historians will no doubt recall that our first show ever was at a mod scooter rally back
in 1988. Seems were back where we started as we are playing TWO scooter run parties
in the next couple of months in Vancouver and Seattle. The first one is THIS FRIDAY NIGHT,
MAY 18 in Vancouver. Its our roadie Ska-Ts 30th birthday party
(hes a scooter boy besides being our roadie) and were doing a kinda special
set for it. Check out details for both dates here.
Lots of people are emailing about the Europe tour diary. It will be up soon, we
05/08/01 - (Almost) Death At Disneyland! Whoa! Thanks a lot to
Erin from Boston for sending us this wild story of a massive tree falling on a bunch of
people at Disneyland! We here up in Canada are often out of reach from Disneyland
black-eye news like this, so thanks for keeping us informed. For the complete story on the
Disneys wanton wanna-be widowmaker willow, click here.
It almost reads like something from the Onion, but its real. For more info on why
the Smugglers callously care about this, listen to our song "Death At
Disneyland" on our latest record "Rosie". (And dont get the wrong
idea, we dont want people to DIE at Disneyland, but Grant is admittedly slightly
majorly kinda fascinated when things go "awry" at The Happiest Place On
Earth", thats all).
Oh, one other thing. This Wednesday May 9, 2001, at Vancouvers Georgia
Straight Music Awards at Richards on Richards in downtown Vancouver, Grant
will perform a song with our pals the Black Halos as part of the awards
show. Grant and the Halos will be on at about 9:30PM. See you there? For others in the
Vancouver area looking to get in to the Vancouver show at the Pic on Friday night, get
your tickets at Scratch Records NOW! Theyre going fast and there is a very limited
quantity! (Did you vote for us?! Last chance: www.straight.com.
04/24/01 - New Vancouver gig announced! The Smugglers
will be headlining a Mint Records / Exclaim Magazine showcase in conjunction with the
NewMusicWest conference here in Vancouver. Were playing the Pic, which has a very
limited capacity, so for those headed to the show, be sure to buy your ticket in advance!!
Click here for more info on the show. And were starting
to sound like a broken record here, but we are still working on shows in places like
Seattle, Saskatoon, San Francisco, and Kamloops. Yes, Kamloops. That town rocks! Wed
get there a lot faster but Beez keeps planning "adult dinner parties" for his
"adult friends" (NOT us) on what seems like every weekend of every month! He
loves his adult friends. We think theyre STUPID!
By the way, keep voting for us at www.straight.com
for our local music awards, announced soon! Thanks!
04/12/01 - It's time to vote! Yup, everyone out there can help out Your
Smugglers by voting for us in The Georgia Straight Readers Choice Music Awards (our local
Vancouver music awards). Last year we won "Favourite Local Band", and this year
our current album "Rosie" is nominated for "Favourite Local Record".
Please vote (often) for us at www.straight.com.
Thanks for notching us the winning votes last year; let's make it two in a row! Thanks!
04/01/01 - Hey sweet lads and lasses, your Smugglers here, on April
Fool's Day, providing you with a web update for this month. Smugglers trivia: can anyone
name the city we were in exactly one year ago on April 1? If you shrieked "Salt Lake
City!" you'd be right, fucker. But folks, this April won't find your Smugglers in
Salt Lake or any other city besides Vancouver most likely. It's already been a year since
our last album "Rosie" was released. In that year we fulfilled
"The Plan" to tour all over the place, storming Canada, the USA, Japan,
Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Now we rest, dammit! The only place we didn't get to
and still in "The Plan" is some of Western Canada, and we'll still get to that,
just not in April. Thanks for all the email prods, Canadian Prairie Dwellars! See you
soon! To fill you in on what is up in this quiet month: Dave isn't really resting, as he's
currently touring the West Coast USA with his other band the Evaporators
and most likely having a very good time (they have a new 7" out called "Honk
The Horn"). Nick is playing lots of shows with his other band the Tonics,
and Grant is busy putting the finishing touches on the European Tour Diarya. Graham is in
his hometown of Victoria sweating out the end of the regular hockey season (both Vancouver
and San Jose in danger of missing the playoffs), and Beez is fully stressed out at work at
the phone sex company.
By the way, thanks to all who came out to our all ages St. Patrick's Day show in North
Vancouver. Besides Grant's dislocated knee (still hurting!) it was a great time.
Especially enjoyable were the Lottie Collins here all the way from Japan!
More enjoyable to Beez was the fact the band stayed at his newly bought house for two
03/06/01 - Whoa! We've been home from Europe for almost a week and
haven't updated this mama! Sorry. The Euro-tour was a grinder and we needed just a wee bit
of time to sleep for about four or five days straight. But now we're back at it, and we
have lots to share! It was an interesting tour... we're working on the tell-all tour diary
right now, but we'll say this: it was pretty much divided directly into two halves. The
first half and the second half. We don't want to reveal too much, but we will say that we
once again loved France, Italy and Germany, enjoyed the Netherlands, Switzerland and parts
of Spain, but had a pretty rough go of it in the UK. Grant fell seriously ill on tour for
the first time ever, catching a wicked case of food poisening and ending up in a Welsh
hospital while the rest of the Smugglers performed a show without him! But again, read all
about it in the upcoming tour diary. Highlights included seeing old friends, making new
ones, and meeting, befriending and rocking with other bands like the Hives,
the Boonaaras, the Manges, Berlin 80, Jesse James, the Nasty Feel Good, Les Drageurs,
Morte A Venise, Toxic Guinea Pigs, and the Solingen scene.
Thanks to EVERYONE who booked a show and provided us with another round of fantastic
European hospitality, most especially Hans at Slavetraders for setting up and coordinating
the entire tour, and Gijs for the gear and the van.
news back home, we have our first Vancouver-area show coming up on St. Patrick's Day, an
all-ages show in North Vancouver at Seylynn Hall. This one is with our pals from Japan the
Lottie Collins (who, while in the area, will also play with Beez' band the
Beauticians, Nick's band the Tonics and Dave's band the
Evaporators!!) After that show, we're going to take it easy for awhile, but those
on the west coast of the USA can see Dave with his awesome aforementioned combo the
Evaporators on tour in late March and early April. And congratulations to
Evaporator bassist and one-time Smuggler John Collins for winning a Juno (the Canadian
equivalent to a Grammy) with his other band the New Pornographers!
I think that's it for now. Watch for the Euro tour diary coming soon, plus new photos
in the gallery.
02/01/01 - Ok folks, we're leaving for Europe TODAY so for all you
Europeans, we'll see you soon, and for all you folks back home, and elsewhere, we mostly
likely WON'T be able to update this site while in Europe so you'll have to bear with us
until we get home in March. To answer at once many of your emails about our Madrid show,
we still don't have a venue but will soon, so check the Lookout or Mint site for that show
as it will be announced soon.
Here's some news on some items happening in February. For all you Canadians (and
Americans with great cable... and New Zealanders for that matter, who we learned get
MuchMusic) on Sunday February 18, the Smugglers will be featured on "MuchWest" a
show featuring west coast bands on Canada's MuchMusic. On this feature you'll not only see
us live at our recent show in Victoria, but also see how we put together our on-stage
"looks", and where we find our clothes and trophies. They'll probably play our
"Rosie" video too, hopefully! It should be pretty good TV. Thanks to Chris at
MuchMusic for making it happen.
Speaking of good TV, Grant just pulled off a "cameo" in the new video from
our pals the Black Halos. They are doing a take off on "The Usual Suspects" and
Grant plays a priest. A very angry, pent-up priest. Also making cameos is Joey Shithead
from D.O.A. as a cop, and Lee "Metal Queen" Aaron as a very sexy teacher. Does
this mean the Smugglers are now in the same class as D.O.A. and Lee Aaron?? Hmmmm.... Talk
to you when we get back from Europe!
01/22/01 - We just returned home from a whirlwind ride on Vancouver
Island, playing two very fun-filled shows in Nanaimo and Victoria. Great to see everyone
again, and thanks especially to Jack and Andrew at Blackball, the Queen's, Graham's mom,
the Ice House, Chris from MuchMusic, Andrew Molloy, Rob Nesbitt, Punk Rawk Stacy, a cast
of strippers, and the Grumpy Old Men old-timers hockey team for making it such a fantastic
weekend. Shout outs also to the Crusties, Nogoodnix, Sweathogs and All State Champion for
playing with us. Mini-tour diary on this weekend coming soon, before we leave next week
Vancouver Gig Announcement! Your Smugglers are finally playing a
Vancouver show, the first since our record release party back in Feb 00 at the Commodore.
This one is ALL AGES, and will be with our friends from Japan, the Lottie Collins! Click here for the details.
01/16/01 - There's some new European tour dates for Switzerland and
France added. Check them out by clicking here. And remember, we
play Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island this weekend!
Also, if anyone out there in the wide world is interested in seeing and hearing our
"Rosie" record release party from Vancouver's fabulous Commodore Ballroom last
year, it is now available for all the enjoy at www.justconcerts.com, a site from CBC Radio
here in Canada. Go to the search feature, type in Smugglers and it will take you to the
page where you can either listen to the entire show, or view up to about ten songs in all
their manic glory. We're wearing the now retired white tuxedo jackets in this one, and
even if we do say so ourselves, they look great! If you want to skip the search just
01/01/01: Wow, that date looks cool! Happy new year everybody, hope
you all had a gas on the big night. Grant was the designated driver for the first time in
his entire life so he spent the night in a bored, sober snit, but the rest of the Schmugs
had fun. We didnt play on New Years Eve this year, but did attend a party at
Evaporators drummer Scott "Laughin Boy" Livingstones house, where we
rang in the new year to the funky, flangy sounds of the Disc-goblins, live in the
basement! To quote Nardwuar: "Lets make some fuckin noize in here!!!
2001! 2001! 2001!" Nick eventually ended up spending the very wee, wee hours in a
crack house on Vancouvers lower east side dancing frantically to the timeless punk
of The Sonics.
Thanks very much to all the friends who got in touch over the holidays through cards,
letters, gifts and emails. Youre too nice! We dont have our shit together
enough to actually send out Christmas cards so well use this vehicle to say
"thanks and happy holidays" to all those who got in touch. Anyhow, all you
Vancouver Islanders be sure to get out to our Victoria and Nanaimo shows coming soon, and
well see all you Europeans in February, just a month away! Click here
to see the dates.
Our "Letter Of The Month" will remain the same from December, as late in the
month we received an awesome photo to go along with the letter, so we want everyone to
have a chance to see it. Click here to check it out. We
promise a new letter next month just before we jet to Amsterdam.
Oh, one other thing. I cant believe we havent mentioned this before, but
does everyone know that our Smuggler Grant hosts his own national radio show in Canada on
CBC Radio Two? Its an underground music show called Radio Escapade. Its on
Saturday and Sunday night in Canada from midnight to 4:00AM, and can be heard on RealAudio
anywhere in the world. For more info you can go to www.radioescapade.com.
Grant plays all sorts of music, from rocknroll, pop-punk and punk rock, to hip
hop, electronica, drumnbass, house, alt.country, you name it! Dont be
confused if you tune in and dont hear Grants voice. While he hosts most of the
time, part of the deal with the show is that he also brings in guest hosts from different
parts of Canada. Hope you can tune in!
Coming soon to the Gallery: Nicks honeymoon in Hawaii pics! Va va voom!
12/20/00 - Happy Holidays from Your Smugglers! I guess its about that time
for a "recap" of our year that was, so lets take a look. Its been a
hell of a year in Smugglers camp, and we want to thank all those who were a part of it.
Highlights definitely included, in no particular order, releasing "Rosie",
making this web page, playing with Joan Jett in New York, skating and toboganning in
Quebec City, touring the USA with the Donnas, finally returning to the Deep South, making
the trek to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, surfing at Bondai Beach, luging in New
Zealand, floating down the Elbow River in Calgary, white water rafting in Whistler, seeing
Smuggler Nick get married, and most especially making new friends in new parts of the
world. Special thanks to Lookout and Mint, Do It Booking, Tomoko Snazz, Sir Luke The Duke,
John Baker, and all the great bands we toured or played with in 2000: Flashlight, the
Donnas, Chixdiggit, Black Halos, Goblins, Plus Ones, Fastbacks, Supersnazz, the Lottie
Collins, Mach Pelican, the Datsuns, and Shaft. Did we forget anybody? Hope not...
weve had a hell of time, and we cant wait for 2001!
Speaking of the new year, weve finally announced some shows
on Vancouver Island in January, our first time to Victoria and Nanaimo in over three
years! We play in Texas more than that! Hoochie mama! Sorry Islanders, but here we finally
come. And for all you Europeans, keep checking our Euro tour dates
as they are changing a bit, especially the UK stuff. We get to play in Wales and Scotland
for the first time, too! Whoo!
Ok so thanks for a fabby year, have a Rosie holiday season and hope to see you all in
the front row somewhere in this world sometime soon. Love,
12/01/00 - Hello sweet mamas and papas! Were back to fill you in
with whats new this month. Were still working hard on our European tour for
February, and believe it or not, we are trying to make some shows around Western Canada
happen before we leave.
In holiday news, Smuggler Dave contributes to three tracks on the new Mint Records
7" comp "Its A Team Mint Xmas Vol. 1!". Dave rocks with the
Evaporators and the "Snowglobe-lins", as well as dueting with our good friend
Megan Barnes on the amazing "I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas". The five song
7" is rounded out by songs from Duotang and Carolyn Mark. Get this perfect stocking
stuffer for your indie-rock lover by clicking here. And speaking of Christmas, does
your special someone have a copy of The Smugglers smash 2000 release "Rosie"??
Its not too late to make Christmas perfect,
In other news, our pals the Donnas finally have their own fancy new website, and
theres plenty of Canadian Content all over it, in the form of Your Smugglers. Rock
on to www.thedonnas.com,
then click on photos and youll see the Smugglers partying with the Donnas all over
hells half acre.
Our "Letter Of The Month" feature continues, this time tracking down a lost
Lookout son. Click here to read a fascinating tale from one of
Lookout Records most charming front men on the roster!
11/16/00 - Big Doeg! That means "hey how are ya" in Dutch.
See, were already gearing up for that Euro-tour in 2001!
Anyhow, awhile back Grant wrote a piece called "The Smugglers Top Eleven Things To
Avoid When Touring" for a national Canadian magazine called Chart. The article
received warm response, and since we stumbled across it again in the annals of the
Smug-Drive, we thought wed share. Read it by clicking right here.
11/01/00 - Hey now Smugglers friends and foes, another month has rolled on by,
some news has piled up so its time to share!! First of all, were finally going
back to Europe! Well be in the Old Country for most of February 2001, rocking they
neighbours in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and
anywhere else we can squeeze in. Check out the tour page for exact dates. If youre
over there and can help out, email our friendly agents at Slavetraders to set up a show: email@example.com,
but only if youre serious!
In other touring news, were still trying to get some Western Canadian shows
organized, but damn if it isnt hard getting the nurses to let Beez out of the old
folks home for more than a few hours! Anyhow, theyll happen - just keep your eyes
peeled on that tours page.
Hey, its another new month so that means we have a new "Letter
Of The Month"! This one is from a kid named named Scot whos had a bitch of
life ever since purchasing a supposedly cursed Smugglers button from our merchandise
table. Click here to read all about it.
And by the way baby, theres a few new records kicking about that have Smugglers
"talent" all over em. Our friend Sarah Lapsley has a new CD out by her
band The Vancouver Nights, and our man David Carswell plays lead guitar on several tracks.
Its on Endearing Records. And from the back from the dead file is Victorias
legendary Bum, who just released a new single on Magic Teeth records!! Theres two
new songs, and on em is guitar work from our other man Nick Thomas (who had joined
Bum near the end, attempting to replace the God-like talent of departed singer/guitarist
Rob Nesbitt), and of course drumming from the tall dark and handsome Smuggler, Graham
10/01/00 - We're back, it's October and while we've been kinda
quiet lately, the gears are grinding, the boys are rocking and we're having a really
great, great time. Expect us to announce a few Western Canadian shows soon, as well as the
dates for a full-blown European tour. In the meantime, check out the bizarre and amazing "Letter Of The Month" for October. It's from a
Detroit-area kid named Jonny, who has a very interesting tattoo....
09/04/00: Hey now! As you can certainly imagine, we here at Smugglers
HQ are often inundated with fantastic fan mail from near and far. Some of the letters jump
out a bit, and so to honour those fans who have shared their lives in letter to us, we
have started a new feature here at thesmugglers.com. Each month we'll post a letter from a
fan, plus an answer from one of your Smugglers. As an added bonus, each letter for the
next year will receive a copy of the Smugglers rare Italian picture disc. Read this
month's installment of "Letter Of The Month"!
08/28/00: Smugglers Stag Party Weekend Diary Up Now! Yup, it was only
a two-day weekend tour but it was for Nick's stag so we've written it up for all to read
on the Diarya page. Forgot the camera on this one so not too many photos.
The Smugglers new video for "Rosie" is currently being
played in Canada on MuchMusic. Please request it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to send it out to
someone (get juicy) or email@example.com
just to see it for yourself. Thank you! Well keep you posted on when the video hits
the USA and overseas TV. You can see the "Rosie" video on-line at www.mintrecs.com. But El Vez
just wrote and said he had a few problems "down loading" on it from the Mint
site so let us know.
Grant recently attended the Las Vegas "Shakedown" rock
n roll fest and ran in to lots of Smugglers pals from all over the world. One
boozey run-in included our pals Johnny Baker and DJ Skinny from New Zealand! A huge
CONGRATULATIONS goes out to John, who met a girl at the Shakedown and promptly MARRIED HER
in Vegas the day after the whole thing wrapped up!!! Grant tried to rekindle some March
madness by spending the night in Donna Fs hotel room, but alas, no wedding vows were
Oh and yeah, that whole "Survivor" thing has wrapped up, but
not before it split the Smugglers down the middle like Beez in a tight pair of slacks.
Canadas Chart magazine got wind of the Smugglers rabid obession with the show and
went so far as to publish an article on it. Click here to read it, but come
And speaking of articles, in the latest "Hit List" magazine, Reverend Norb
now says "the Smugglers may not be the best band in the world, as, being from Canada
they have automatically cheated". Norbert also says that "Rosie" should be
retitled "We Pay Five Dollars For A Pack Of Cigarettes To Keep Canada Strong And
Free, And To Help Our Goverment Force Our Radio Stations To Play Local Bands Against Their
08/07/00: Smuggler Nick takes a bride! Yes
thats right ladies, let the uncontrollable weeping begin, sexy Smuggler Nick Thomas
has finally gotten hitched to sexy Soraya Thomas (nee Tayob). Nick and Sorayas
wicked wedding weekend started on Friday July 28 with a massive "Rosie" video
release party here in Vancouver, attracting over 400 people to a big ol house on the
west side. Bands played (including our pals Flashlight from Toronto), DJs spun, people
puked, the Grizzlies girls showed up (co-stars of our video) , a guy fell off the roof,
kids got naked and fucked (and Grant watched), an "imitate Grant" competition
was held (much to the rage of Grant), they gave champagne to Nick and Soraya and of course
they debuted the Smugglers new video "Rosie"!
Nicks wedding was the next night, Saturday July 29, and was a
fantastic affair held at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, a swank pier-side pad near where
Nick, Dave and Grant grew up. Lots of family and friends showed up, including all of your
Smugglers, and other rock dudes and dudettes like the Evaporators, Bum, the Tonics,
Zumpano, the Molestics, and even Smugglers super-fans Frank and Heather Peavy Leone all
the way from New York City! We all got together, pooled our meager monies and managed to
surprise the living fuck out of Nick and Soraya by presenting them with a dream honeymoon
to Hawaii! Aloha baby! Have great sex over there, huh now!
New release! In all this wedding hubbub we also have a
new/old song come out on the new Lookout Records compilation "Lookout!
Freakout". Our number is "Flying Buttress Of Love" (Nicks favourite
Smugglers song ever!). Long-time fans will recall this sweet baby deep on the B-side of
our second LP "Atlanta Whiskey Flats", and then again on CD form on "In The
Hall Of Fame". Both those versions had Dave singing, and weve always loved this
tuney-tune, so now its back in the set and on a record, recorded this spring at
Daves house, this time with Grant on vocals. Hope you dig it, we think its a
07/24/00: Ok kids, finally, got diarya if you want it. Yup, all
finished the Pacific Rim Job Tour Diarya, and it's up in all its glory on the Diarya page,
so click on the button above and enjoy it! Email us to let us know what you think (firstname.lastname@example.org). In other news, the
count-down to Nick's wedding is five days, and we just got through ANOTHER stag weekend
for him, this time an all out party at Whistler mountain. White water rafting, Mexican
food, dance floor groping, you name it.
07/17/00: Just got back from Calgary and Edmonton and had a wild time
for Nick's final Smugglers weekend as a "bachelor". I'll be doing a mini-tour
diary for it (but first I gotta get the Pacific Rim Job one done first! I'm sorry! It'll
be up this week, I promise! Thanks for all the email prodding!). I will say a quick thanks
to the Night Gallery in Calgary for providing fabulous
"burlesque" strippers and the Liquid Lounge in Edmonton for all
the champagne. Nick was thrilled. It was the Stampede in Calgary, so we're also grateful
that our pals in Chixdiggit convinced us to get away from the cowboy hat
crowd to "take a float" on little rubber dingys down the winding, relaxing Elbow
River under the hot Alberta sun. It was fantastic! Thanks to all our Alberta
pals! Check out more details and a paddle pic of Grant from our Calgarian rafting
adventure at Chixdiggit's web site!
Our new "Rosie" video will be on a TV screen near you in TWO
WEEKS time! It's our first video in a shitful FOUR years and is certainly worth the
wait. No, really. Baby, it's a "searing, colourful romp, fully capturing the
Smugglers' unbridled energy on and off stage. The video features Your Smugglers keeping
pace with the NBA Vancouver Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team, as well as a
special surprise performance by a gracefully aging Canadian superstar".
(That's all from the Mint Records propaganda files). We'll let you all know how you can
help us out to request the video in your country. It will beserviced to Canada, USA,
Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Europe. Do not vote us off TV island!! Gervace sucks!!
07/03/00"The Smugglers are the best band in the world". Yes
fans and friends, it's finally confirmed in print, thanks to the latest copy of Berkeley's
national punk rock publication Hit List magazine (June/July 2000). The
blunt statement is the lead-off sentence from the column by old Smugglers pal ,
Green Bay's Rev. Norb, writer and lead singer of Boris The
Sprinkler. Norbert rants and raves about several other rock 'n' roll
artists before getting back to your Smugglers, where he lists several reasons as to why
"The Smugglers are the best band in the world". The main reasons seem to be our
new album "Rosie" and specifically the version of the song "Kings
Of The Party". As usual Norb is hilarious, so be sure to pick up this
milestone edition of the Hit List! Thanks Norb!! Hot tongue for you!
Oh... and we finally saw that "High Fidelity" movie with John
"'Say Anything' is way better" Cusack. As many a fan have kindly
pointed out, yes there are several sightings of the "Selling The Sizzle" burgers
poster in the record store scenes. You can spot it in the shots of Cusack and co-workers
at the counter. It's on the wall in the background. WOW! Also spotted were Hi-Fives
and a Queers posters, all circa 96/97 or so. OH MY GOD!!
We're still working on the tell-all Pacific Rim tour diarya, and it'll
be up soon! We promise! It'll be worth the wait, but as a forewarning, don't expect TOO
much because it's hard to have sex with people in Japan! Too gracious! The video for
"Rosie" will also be ready for TV screens everywhere by the end of July. And
apparently, if The Smugglers were a tribe on "Survivor", Grant
would be voted off first, no contest. Like before even reaching the island. Fuck that,
right kids?? Email support to email@example.com.
06/12/00: Stag Party Summer!
Yup, that's what we're throwing for Smuggler Nick at the two shows we've just announced in
Calgary and Edmonton (check the tour page for details).
Nick is finally tieing the knot / noose after years of wild bachelorhood (marrying Soraya
"She Ain't No Egyptian" Tayob) so we're celebrating at two Alberta
shows that will serve as his stag, so don't miss em!
06/05/00: Hey Smugglers pals. Here's a quick
news update. This weekend we are finally getting around to cranking out a new
video for... you guessed it... "Rosie". We won't
divulge the subject matter just yet but you can bet it'll be star-studded and filled with
all sorts of disgusting and fabulous Smugglers antics. One thing we can tell you is the
Smugglers will be joined in the video by none other than the Vancouver Grizzlies
"Extreme Dance Team" (the cheerleaders for our NBA basketball team). Beez is
planning to show them a few steps.
In other news we're planning for some more shows in North
America. First up will be some in the oh so Smugglers-neglected Western Canadian provinces
and then after that hopefully a salty nuts return to Europe.
05/29/00: We're finally back home from our
massive "Pacific Rim Job 2000" tour! We had a really long,
weird day today. Up at the ass crack of dawn in Auckland NZ, breakfast in Sydney, dinner
in Japan, and then another breakfast and lunch on the plane home, and then another dinner
and sunset here in Vancouver, all on one day... kinda!
We had the time of our lives on this trip. It will all be detailed in the
upcoming tour diarya, but right now while it's all still fresh in our heads, we want to
thank the tour bookers for setting up the shows that made the tour possible: Tomoko
Snazz in Japan, Sir Luke The Duke in Australia, and Jumpin'
Johnny Baker in New Zealand. Thank you! Really quickly, highlights included...
every single show we played and every band we played with in Japan, especially Supersnazz...
getting all our suits stolen in Australia but making up for it by getting to hold a real
live Koala bear and playing with Mach Pelican every night... and
travelling to the end of the earth in New Zealand, meeting likely the greatest team of
rock 'n' rollers around. Photos will be up soon, and the tour diary will be too. Oh My God. Please click here to see Grant in an
embarrassing situation regarding that koala bear pictured to the left!!!
Hey, remember that award the Smugglers were nominated for
here in Vancouver? We won! Too bad we weren't here to pick it up but we had a good excuse.
So the Smugglers are now the proud bearers of the "Favourite Local Band"
prize from the Georgia Straight Music Awards 2000. Thanks to all who
voted for us!
05/05/00: The Donnas/Smugglers March
USA 2000 Tour Diarya is up in its full glory now! It's been up since we left on
the Pacific Rim Job tour, and we've got a lot of response so far, some good, some nasty!
What do you think? Did we forget anything? Did we tell too much as some fans accuse, or
too little as some complain? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our last few shows around here before leaving for Asia were
great - the Vancouver gig was a hockey rock thing at the Commodore Ballroom where Your
Smugglers all wore matching Vancouver Canucks' "Flying V"
jerseys. Johnny Hanson of the Hanson Brothers judged the dance contest
and we gave away a swank hockey trophy to a kid in an old Hartford Whalers jersey. The
show in Seattle boasted a great line up: the Groovie Ghoulies, Phantom
Surfers, Hi Fives and us, and yeah, it was REALLY fun. Legendary
front man KP Kendall from Girl Trouble was our celebrity
dance contest judge, and two members of the heroic Young Fresh Fellows
joined us on stage later in the show: Scott McCaughey sang "Talkin'
Bout You" and our producer Kurt Bloch once again joined us for a
sizzling finale of "Kings Of The Party". Things got even sweeter when we found
out that we were staying at the home of the vice president of Starbucks Inc! A friend of
ours (dance contest winner, Vancouver, Feb 00) looks after his kids, and man what a swank
pad! They even had a little designer pug dog named, get this, Indiana Jones/Luke
Skywalker. Apparently the kids couldn't agree on a name so they went with both,
resulting in a very confused little pug.
04/25/00: We've got HOT new celebrity suck-up photos
in the Gallery! Check 'em out!! Happy Easter!
Just before the start of the USA tour with the Donnas, we
wrapped up our official "Rosie" record release party here in
our hometown of Vancouver BC Canada. It proved to be an incredible evening, with
excellent, energized performances from The Goblins (welcome back
Nardwuar!), the Black Halos (good luck on tour!), Chixdiggit (good
luck on the new album!) and the Donnas (good luck on the Warped Tour!).
Oh yeah, and us too! It was great to see all the fans in attendance from all over the
place, and the show certainly broke the all-time Smugglers attendance record with a
whopping 1,482 people through the gate. (We've played to more people on a rare occasion,
but not at "our own" show if you know what I mean). The Commodore Ballroom held
everybody comfortably, and we're pretty sure no one went home disappointed. There was even
some celebrity sightings! Besides the odd Vancouver Canuck, ex-L.A.
Law star Corben Bursen was at the show... for some unknown reason.
The entire night was also taped by CBC Radio and each set will be
broadcast on RadioSonic nationwide in Canada and
around the world in Real Audio in the weeks and months to come (the Smugglers set aired
Sat April 1, Donnas and Chixdiggit aired April 22, Black Halos still to come). Thanks to
all who made this event possible, especially Rose Melberg, Billy
Hopeless, KJ Jansen, Portland Nate, and Donna
R for taking part in the Smugglers show.
The morning after the party, the Smugglers and Chixdiggit somehow
managed to drag their exhausted bods out of bed for a rock 'em sock 'em street hockey
game! The match was decidedly in the Smugglers favour for the early goings, but the tides
turned violently as Chixdiggit mounted an unthinkable hang-over comeback. MuchMusic
showed up to film the game, and aired the entire blood bath nationwide in Canada on MuchWest,
Sunday March 12, 2000. For those who missed it, The Smugglers squeaked out a 10-9 victory
over the visitors from Alberta.
Lastly, we have TWO new 7"s to be released. The first
will be out very soon, and is a special 7" picture disc coming
out on our friends' Andrea and Sandro's SuperSonicRefridge
Records from Genoa Italy. The three song record should be out by the time we get
back from the Pacific Rim, and for more information on it, click here to go to the label's website.The second 7" will be
released in conjunction with our Australian tour, on the fine Aussie label Corduroy
Records. It's scheduled to be a spilt with our touring partners Mach Pelican.
So ALL that said, Nick's been busier than Dave
in a Jizz Chamber maintaining this site, Grant's been busier than Beez
in a cheese factory getting all these tours worked out,
and Graham's been busier than Ska-T in a whore house
getting all our fancy new duds ready for the tours. Thanks to Graham, we finally have
t-shirts for girls! See you at the merch booth!
So keep checking in here - it's finally your direct link to
Your Smugglers. If you've got comments, email Grant at email@example.com. Special thanks to Grant's
brother-in-law Matt Elton for all the work he's done on this site. Thanks
See you in the front row!