John Smith's music is available on all major listening platforms. 

CDs, vinyl records and digital downloads are available for purchase directly from the artist on the STORE page.

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releases Oct 5th in Europe, early 2019 rest of world


Headlong (2017)

Moving towards the electric guitar and a lean, tight production from Sam Lakeman, Headlong references classic rock and pop with John’s British Folk inflections throughout. 

Features the songs Far Too Good and Save My Life.


Great Lakes (2013)

Produced by John and engineered by David Wrench (David Byrne, Caribou) Great Lakes was recorded in a chapel in the hills of North Wales and The Church Studios in London, exploring lush string orchestration.

Features the BBC Radio-playlisted Great Lakes and Salty And Sweet.


Eavesdropping (2011)

Recorded in Bassist Jon Thorne’s Manchester dining room over a few days, this album is a collection of the covers John has played live over the years. 

Features a lapsteel arrangement of Tim Buckley’s Song To The Siren and The Stone Roses’ Waterfall.


The Fox & The Monk (2006, reissued 2010)

John’s first record, made for £300 in a freezing loft in Liverpool. 

Features To Have So Many and the live favourite, exploratory lap-guitar piece Winter.


Map or Direction (2009)

John and producer Jason Boshoff (Lisa Hannigan) set off in a car across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi to record under bridges, in haunted museums, on twilight porches and in Bamboo forests. Listen out for gunshots. 

Features A Long Way For A Woman and live favourite Axe Mountain.