Rob Smith (Irish musician)

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Rob Smith (born 1982)[citation needed] is an Irish singer-songwriter, DJ[1][2] and writer from Terenure,[3] Dublin.

Biography[edit]

Smith released his debut album, Throwing It All Away, in March 2008 to considerable success[4] and toured in 10 countries across Europe promoting it. The lead single from the album, Stand Up, reached number 1 in the Irish downloads charts that summer.[5] The follow up, 2010's The Juliana Field, was released to critical acclaim[6][7] and landed Smith a nomination for Most Promising Act at that year's Meteor Awards.[8] He released a live EP, titled Live in New York & Dublin, the following year.[9] He released a well-received punk rock single in February 2015 called Dale Boca Juniors which charted in both Ireland and Argentina.[10] In May 2015, he released a compilation titled Snapped Strings & Hangovers.[11]

He is also a DJ, specializing in indie and alternative rock, and has spun in countries such as Italy,[1] Netherlands, Scotland and the United States.[2] A notable Boca Juniors fan,[citation needed] he is also a football writer for Irish music magazine Hot Press.[citation needed]

The Swedish Railway Orchestra[edit]

The Swedish Railway Orchestra is an instrumental electronica[12] project by Smith; he released his debut LP Northern Lights under the name in September 2016.[13][14] Musically, the project has been described in the press as a cross between LCD Soundsystem and Jape.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Snapped Strings & Hangovers - May 29, 2015

Singles[edit]

  • So Many, So Near - 2008
  • Stand Up - 2008
  • Rue Sainte-Dominique - 2011
  • Dale Boca Juniors - 2015
  • Bostero - 2016
  • Northern Lights - 2016 (as The Swedish Railway Orchestra)[12]
  • Water - 2016 (as The Swedish Railway Orchestra)
  • The Allegiance of Bobby Turbulence - 2016 (as The Swedish Railway Orchestra)
  • I Don't See Any Daylight Anymore - 2017 (as The Swedish Railway Orchestra)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rob Smith (Irl) DJ set - The Football English Pub, Milan". TimeOut. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Rob Smith (DJ Set)". Live Nation. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Craig, Louis (17 October 2012). "Accommadation [sic] in Terenure". Terenure Village. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Monaghan, Vanessa (24 August 2009). "Rob Smith: Throwing It All Away Review". Nessymon.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Stone Roses Experience to open Oxygen Festival". Munster Express Online. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Monaghan, Vanessa (13 September 2010). "Rob Smith: The Juliana Field Album Review". Nessymon.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Hayden, Jackie (1 November 2010). "The Juliana Field". Hot Press. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rob Smith - [Singer Songwriter]". Dublin Rocks. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Live in New York & Dublin - Rob Smith". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Video: Irishman Rob Smith pens hit song for Boca Juniors". Irish Daily Star. 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rob Smith releases new LP this Friday". Hot Press. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Byrne, Niall (7 September 2016). "Nialler9's New Irish Music: James Vincent McMorrow, August Wells and more". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Bodger (30 August 2016). "Free Show Tonight". Broadsheet.ie. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Swedish Railway Orchestra". Breaking Tunes. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "JOE’s New Song of the Day #332: The Swedish Railway Orchestra – ‘Late Night’". JOE.ie. 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Northern Lights - The Swedish Railway Orchestra". iTunes. Apple Inc. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  17. ^ http://thethinair.net/2017/04/watch-the-swedish-railway-orchestra-i-dont-see-any-daylight-anymore/

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