Smoke Witch (Geelong, Australia) :: Label, Booking, Promo

We’re very proud that Geelong’s Smoke Witch joined forces with Desert Highways!

In the winter of 2016, Smoke Witch broke through with their first Instagram post and came into being; a twin-cylinder sonic jam from Geelong.

With the band not even together for one year, they’ve already released their debut on vinyl and CD, recorded another five tracks ready to go, and are making plans to head back into the studio on their first anniversary. They’ve also created their own Smoke Witch Ale through Casati Beer Co (Melbourne) and locked in some massive gigs including playing the first Negative Waves festival at the legendary Barwon ClubBrewtality Festival (August – The Tote and The Bendigo hotels), and of course, signing to Desert Highways! Their debut release on the label is a 7″ that was released at Brewtality Festival on Sat 5 August at The Tote and The Bendigo hotel’s.

Members Sammy Wright (strings) and Karl Stehn (skins) have played in various bands over the years and shared stages with the likes of Spiderbait, Cosmic Psychos, Airbourne, Hard-Ons, Peeping Tom, Dreadnaught, Superheist, Fauves, Testeagles, Clowns, Batpiss and more, with Smoke Witch already playing lineups with bands like Brant Bjork, Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, HITS, Hobo Magic, The Ruiner, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Dr Colossus, Grim Rhythm and loads more.


Sammy Wright – Guitar.
Karl Stehn – Drums.


Smoke Witch EP
– CD / Digital – Jan 01 2017.
– Vinyl – March 10 2017.

Blue Cobra Single
– CD / Digital – Aug 05 2017.

Stream tracks from the ‘Blue Cobra’ 7″ through Bandcamp

Stream tracks from the Self-Titled EP through Bandcamp


Watch ‘Blue Cobra’

Watch ‘Road Demons’

Watch ‘Grave Diggers’


Links – Smoke Witch