Black Smoke Trigger Unleash Powerful New Single “LEARN TO CRAWL”

Black Smoke Trigger 

Unleash Powerful New Single


Listen HERE | Watch The Official Music Video HERE

Debut UK Headline Show Takes Place Tonight

UK and Euro Dates With Bruce Dickinson Start Tomorrow

Tickets HERE

Black Smoke Trigger | Photo Credit – Maryanne Bilham

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 – New Zealand hard rock powerhouse BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER have dropped their new single “Learn To Crawl” today, accompanied by an evocative official music video. Stream the new track HERE and watch the official music video HERE or by clicking the image below.

Speaking on the new single, BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER guitarist and band leader Charlie Wallace shares:

“Learn to Crawl is about somebody who has pretended to be an angel in your life, but as time goes on, you learn who they really are. The inspiration came from a situation I found myself in a few years ago but it seems that everybody who hears the song, makes up their own meaning with an experience they’ve had in their own life. So this is really one of those songs where the listener gets to decide what and who it’s about.

Musically it’s very different from everything else we have done so far, lots of layered vocal harmonies really add a haunting quality to the track.

The music video was filmed in my house, the setting just seemed to fit the song so well, and really focuses on the performance of the track.”

WATCH: Official Music Video for “Learn To Crawl”

Black Smoke Trigger continues to ride the high of their dynamic rock, anchored by the distinctive guitar work of Wallace and the commanding vocals of Baldrick combined with their pummelling rhythm section courtesy of bassist Dan Fulton, and drummer Josh Te Maro. Fast becoming known for not only churning out certified 10/10, arena ready rock bangers, Black Smoke Trigger are also quickly garnering a reputation for creating incendiary and often death defying music videos and for being a must-see act thanks to their high-octane live shows.

“Learn To Crawl” follows previously released singles “K.M.T.L“, “Proof of Life” “Perfect Torture” and “The Way Down”, the video for which saw the band perform atop the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere whilst Wallace jumped off the edge, shredding a guitar solo whilst plummeting 630ft and has clocked up over 1.3 million views on YouTube.

Black Smoke Trigger start their invasion of the UK and Europe this week. Kicking off proceedings will be the band’s debut UK headline show at The Corn Exchange in Hertford tonight (Weds 15th May), followed by a run of support dates with Bruce Dickinson that begin tomorrow in Wolverhampton. For more info and tickets head to

The horizon shines brightly for these Kiwi rock trailblazers. Stay tuned for much more to come.


Black Smoke Trigger are led by Wallace (creator of the hugely successful Guitar Mastery Method) whose insane talent provides everything from delicate melodic motifs to face-melting shred solos and stadium-conquering riffs. They are fronted by incendiary vocalist Baldrick, whose impressive vocal abilities provide that indefinable, timeless rock n roll soul to the Black Smoke Trigger sound. Bassist Dan Fulton, and drummer Josh Te Maro round out the line-up, joining forces to create a powerhouse rhythmic backbone and one of the most bombastic and inventive rhythm sections of recent years.

With a rapidly growing fanbase, millions of streams, a reputation for raucous live shows and irrepressibly fearless approach to their craft, wether it be performing completley under water for their video “Caught In The Undertow” (3.2 million views) or jumping off the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere whilst shredding a guitar solo for “The Way Down“(1.3 million views). Black Smoke Trigger are poised to be the biggest and most thrilling entity to come from New Zealand since the Lord of The Rings movies. Just with more rock n roll and less hobbits.

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