The Smith Street Band have built up a loyal army of supporters over the years, thanks to Wil Wagner’s heart-on-sleeve lyrical skills, and the band’s relentless touring schedule. Plus they are amazingly good, which sure helps.
Despite all this, the band has never entered the ARIA top 10, a situation which will change this weekend as their fourth album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me looks set to debut in the top five on the ARIA Albums chart this week.
The top five looks likely to be made up of Ed Sheeran’s unmovable beast of an album, the Smithies, and three other debuts: The Chainsmokers Memories… Do Not Open, Tina Arena’s Greatest Hits & Interpretations, and Pentatonix PTX Vol. 4.
The ARIA charts are released on Saturday evening at 6pm.