Mental health, shit security and losing Dune Rats' cocaine - Wil Wagner's reddit AMA is great

Mental health, shit security and losing Dune Rats' cocaine - Wil Wagner's reddit AMA is great

The Smith Street Band frontman gets personal on the interwebs.

Last Friday saw the release of The Smith Street Band's latest album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, and having listened to it more times than we care to admit over the past 72 hours, we've now had the pleasure of getting a typically personal insight into the bloke behind the record, frontman Wil Wagner. The Smith Street Band, and Wagner in particular, have never been afraid to call out bullshit when they see it (Death To The Lads has become the anthem to anti-bro culture in this country), and so it's no surprise his Ask Me Anything has been honest, insightful, and not afraid to pull punches.

We've gone through and screen-capped some of our favourite responses so far, including some really important discussions into mental health (including his own experience and some fans sharing very personal stories), his disdain for over-aggressive security guards, and a pearler of a response to the question, "Soho or Dunes". Check 'em out below, and head to reddit for more:

On releasing the album on their own Pool House Records:

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On hanging out at corners:

smith street ama corner

On singing with his dad:

smith street ama dad

On accidentally fucking with people on the new record:

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On mental health:

smith street ama mental health

On mental health:

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On calling out shit security staff:

smith street ama security

On streaming services:

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On whether he's sick of playing Young Drunk:

smith street ama young drunk

On Violent Soho vs Dune Rats:

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TOUR DATES:

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