Video: The Wattles – Smoke

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, The Wattles are an alternative rock four-piece who takes on our destructive culture and its devastating consequences in their new track and video Smoke.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Liv Janson

With so much going on in the news, it’s easy to forget the Australian wildfires of 2019-2020. Enter The Wattles with a timely reminder. The video sees us journey through an incinerated forest over which mournful guitar plays. In come drums, bass and emotive vocals, reminiscent of The Cranberries’ Niall Quinn. At the heart of the song’s message is criticism of the Australian’s government’s response, or lack of, to the wildfires.

The song and video combine to create something truly powerful. You can check out the video below.

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