You Will Never Work In Television
Open The Floodgates
Free In The Knowledge
Waving A White Flag
We Dont Know What Tomorrow
Skrting On The Surface
Not The Smile as in ha-ha-ha, more The Smile as in the guy who lies to you every day so speaks Thom Yorke on the inspiration behind the name of the new trio consisting of himself, his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner of UK jazz outfit Sons of Kemet. The description is borne out by The Smiles acerbic first single You Will Never Work In Television Again, a 2:48 blast of ragged, raw energy that moved The New York Times to rave: Over a bruising 5/4 beat and flailing guitars climbing through three chords, Yorke snarl-sings his avenging fury at some gangster troll promising the moon whod devour all those beautiful young hopes and dreams, and you can almost feel the spittle flying.
Additional singles The Smoke, Skrting the Surface and Pana-Vision which epically closed the series finale of hit show Peaky Blinders followed with equal critical acclaim; all are collected on The Smiles first album, A Light For Attracting Attention, produced by Nigel Godrich.