The Smith Street Band is a four-piece Australian folk-punk band from Melbourne. The band formed in 2010, composed of singer/lyricist/guitarist/keyboardist Wil Wagner, guitarist/backup vocalist Tom Lawson, guitarist Lee Hartney, bassist Jimi O'Loughlin, and drummer/backup vocalist Chris Cowburn. Initially named Wil Wagner and The Smith Street Band, the band changed its name in 2012 after the release of Sunshine and Technology to signify a change to a whole-band songwriting style Today, The Smith Street Band comprises of Wil Wagner, Lee Hartney, Chris Cowburn, and Fitzy Fitzgerald. They have released an EP and two studio albums, South East Facing Wall, No One Gets Lost Anymore and Sunshine and Technology which were released in 2010, 2011 and in 2012, respectively. South East Facing Wall was released on Jackknife Records in 2011 and was reissued in 2013 whilst the albums were released on the label Poison City Records. Both were acclaimed by critics.
In 2012, the group announced their Young Drunks tour which ran from January through March with Bomb The Music Industry! and The Bennies.
In 2013, front-man Wil Wagner announced All Tomorrow's Shoeys, a three day music festival held at Hobart's Brisbane Hotel. Curated by Wagner, the festival included Luca Brasi, The Bennies, Grim Fandango, and Linc Le Fevre.At All Tomorrow's Shoeys, Wagner announced the upcoming release of Don't Fuck With Our Dreams, released on the 3rd of June, 2013.