Ivy League Records is extremely proud to introduce to you to their brand new signing, the inimitable and remarkable Mr. STEVE SMYTH. Produced, recorded and backed by the supremely talented wrecking crew of  Joey Waronker on drums (Atoms For Peace, Thom Yorke, Beck,) and Gus Seyffert on … read more »

Ivy League Records is extremely proud to introduce to you to their brand new signing, the inimitable and remarkable Mr. STEVE SMYTH.

Produced, recorded and backed by the supremely talented wrecking crew of  Joey Waronker on drums (Atoms For Peace, Thom Yorke, Beck,) and Gus Seyffert on bass (The Black Keys, Norah Jones), ‘Shake It’ is the first taste of Smyth’s Ivy League debut album, set for release later this year.  Recorded at the House of Seyffert in Echo Park with a view of the Hollywood Hills for company, ‘Shake It’ is the perfect introduction to the musical world of Steve Smyth: equal parts elastic backbeat, rock and roll fervour and sweet reflection, it binds a slice of blues with a clattering of staggered rhythms, punctuated by abstract guitars.

Steve Smyth is a singer-songwriter who originally hails from the South Coast of New South Wales, but is best described these days as a world citizen. His live performances have to be experienced to be believed. Every performance is an event, every song a statement. He has a habit of putting a smile on every face in in the room, and encouraging previously unplanned whooping to erupt en masse.  Having toured nationally and internationally with the likes of The Killers, Angus and Julia Stone and Lanie Lane; from the smallest hole in the wall to the grandest theatre, Steve Smyth IS the show.