The Smile – the project of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood plus Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner – have shared their second-ever single. ‘The Smoke’ follows ‘You Will Never Work in Television Again’, which arrived earlier this month and landed on our Best New Songs segment. Nigel Godrich produced the track, which features contributions from Sons of Kemet tuba player Theon Cross, jazz trumpeter Byron Wallen, saxophonists Chelsea Carmichael and Jason Yarde, trombonist Nathaniel Cross (brother of Theon), and multi-instrumentalist Robert Stillman. Check it out below.
The Smile will perform three consecutive live shows at Magazine London on January 29 and January 30 to a seated audience in the round. The performances will be broadcast in real time via livestream for online ticket holders and will take place the following times:
BROADCAST #1: London – 8pm Sat. / New York – 3pm Sat. / Los Angeles – 12pm Sat. / Sydney – 7am Sun. / Tokyo – 5am Sun.
BROADCAST #2: London – 1am Sun. / New York – 8pm Sat. / Los Angeles – 5pm Sat. / Sydney – 12pm Sun. / Tokyo – 10am Sun.
BROADCAST #3: London – 11am Sun. / New York – 6am Sun. / Los Angeles – 3am Sun. / Sydney – 10pm Sun. / Tokyo – 8pm Sun.
Tickets for the three livestreams are available here.