About

The official site of Thin Wire Fence, an original alternative rock band from the UK’s south coast.


Their debut album 'Green to Dust' (released March 2017) has received critical acclaim, including a 9/10 review from Americana UK - "Rocking-out Nashville Valhalla meets Nick Cave at midnight and the amps are turned up to eleven. Whoa-yeah!"

TWF's music is inspired by the grittier side of the alternative rock/ country movement and their mission is to write good songs to make people feel something. The lyrics are mostly dark and cynical social commentary (DC Smith isn't known for his cheer), the songs prove pedal steel can be a rock instrument (a distortion pedal helps) and they also include a healthy dose of fuzz. The band's eclectic musical influences make for a unique sound that's not so easy to describe ('Fuzzicana' and 'Crunge' are some top suggestions), and there's a lot of energy at their live shows (Janey's percussion enthusiasm would be hard to match).

Formed by songwriter DC Smith in early 2013, Thin Wire Fence are:
DC Smith - songwriter, vocals, guitar, harmonica
Janey - vocals, percussion, synth
Tony - bass
David - drums
Nick - pedal steel