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Albums Of The Week: The Smile | Wall Of Eyes

The Radiohead offshoot look inward on this reflective, nocturnal sophomore set.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Smile’s new album Wall Of Eyes is the followup to the band’s 2022 debut LP A Light For Attracting Attention, which received critical acclaim from far and wide.

The new album, which was recorded between Oxford and Abbey Road studio, is produced and mixed by previous collaborator Sam Petts-Davies and features string arrangements by the London Contemporary Orchestra.

The Smile played a series of brilliantly received live shows in the U.S. and Mexico in June and July of this year and released Bending Hectic from the new album in June, having initially debuted the song at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2022. The band also shared the title track from the album, accompanied by a music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

The Smile are an English rock band featuring Radiohead members Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, bass, keys) and Jonny Greenwood (guitar, bass, keys), with Tom Skinner (drums).”