The Smile have today revealed a brand-new, Paul Thomas Anderson directed video for their current single “Friend Of A Friend”. “Friend Of A Friend” is taken from the band’s new, sophomore album Wall Of Eyes, out tomorrow. The video was premiered in 35mm alongside a surround sound album playback of Wall Of Eyes at a series of events hosted at independent cinemas over the course of the last week. The events were held in 18 cities including London, New York, Sydney, Seoul, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Mexico City, Jakarta and Los Angeles.
The Smile have announced a new London gig at the Eventim Apollo on Sunday, March 10th, an addition to the band’s sold-out UK dates. Tickets are on sale at 9am GMT on Friday, January 26th. The band will also play European dates in March, June, and August, visit https://thesmiletheband.com/live for further details. The Smile were recently announced as a headliner for BBC 6 Music’s festival in Manchester at 02 Victoria Warehouse on Saturday, March 9th and they will be joined on stage by the London Contemporary Orchestra for this special, one-off show.
The Smile’s new album Wall Of Eyes was recorded between Oxford and Abbey Road Studios, is produced and mixed by Sam Petts-Davies and features string arrangements by the London Contemporary Orchestra. Wall Of Eyes is the follow up to the band’s 2022 acclaimed debut, A Light For Attracting Attention and is out now via XL Recordings.
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