The Swedish Railway Orchestra

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The Swedish Railway Orchestra is the brainchild of Dublin musician and producer Rob Smith. His latest release is a vinyl LP Dance To The Drum Machine.

 

Initially a DJing duo, Rob went solo & TSRO became late night specialists with their odd remixes and dark club vibes, playing clubs in New York as well as their native Dublin.

 

Testing the waters with original music on his own in 2016 with Northern Lights, Smith began to turn heads a year later with the single I Don't See Any Daylight Anymore.

 

Later in 2017, with the lead single Why Don't You Talk To Me, the debut album This Is A Dream was released to critical acclaim. Many of the record's singles, including Bullet For A Bullfighter gained much national radio airplay across Ireland. Less than a year later arrived the five-track You Can't Have It Your Way E.P. which featured the darkly themed clubnight-favourite Death Of The Disco Tape.

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In 2018, the Dubliner released Remixes Vol. 1, which featured some incredible reimaginings of many album tracks and singles up to that point. A work so strong, Smith was invited to play TSRO remix DJ sets in cities such as Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Berlin.

 

The following year the album This Is A Mixtape was released to much praise, which featured singles such as Cold Condensation, Wy Bk Hm as well as the Brian Jonestown Massacre-inspired The Subjection.

 

But it was in 2020, where the greatest acclaim was achieved with the self titled third studio album which featured the single The Freaks Come Out At Night which was a mainstay on Irish radio that summer, and to this day it is still held in high regard and played by some of the UK and Ireland's most well known DJs in some prestigious clubs.

 

The new album, arguably the act's best work, Dance To The Drum Machine, was released on July 27th 2022.