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Written for The Best Bar in the World - The Dead Rabbit NYC

New York City, July 2019

Two lads from England, the tenth hottest July in New York's history, and the quest to find The Dead Rabbit, otherwise known as ‘The Worlds Best Bar’.

After finding it, sampling it, and loving it, we decided to write a song about it. We sent it to the bar to see what they thought; they loved it.

After some some work from a talented producer in San Francisco, The Dead Rabbit Anthem ‘Born in a Hurricane, Forged in a Fire’ was born.

The track is now available on all major streaming platforms and our Official YouTube channel



NewtonSmith are an energetic, Folk-Rock/Americana duo from the UK. Established in 2013, the band consists of singer and guitarist Alec Smith and singer Lewis Newton. Inspired by the modern Folk-Rock and Americana scene in the US, the duo are still finding their style taking creative cues from the likes of The Lumineers and early Mumford & Sons.

After nearly 8 years together, 2020 has seen the release of NewtonSmith's long overdue debut single 'Blue Sky Smile'. The track aims to raise awareness of the stresses and strains people so often hide behind an innocent smile, encouraging everyone to think twice before passing judgment. With single number two hitting streaming platforms in September and several original tracks in the works, the duo are aiming to release their debut EP in early 2021.

NewtonSmith have found local success in their home county of Cumbria in the North West of England but have recently gained traction in the US after a gig in New York City last July (2019). They've played across the UK from Edinburgh to London and are planning a return to the US to promote the release of their debut EP as soon as possible.