The Smile have today revealed details of their brand-new album Wall Of Eyes, set for release on 26th January on XL Recordings. The band have also shared the title track from the album “Wall Of Eyes,” which is accompanied by a music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
The new album, which was recorded between Oxford and Abbey Road Studios, is produced and mixed by previous collaborator Sam Petts-Davies and features string arrangements by the London Contemporary Orchestra.
The Smile’s new album Wall Of Eyes is the follow-up to the band’s 2022 debut LP A Light For Attracting Attention, which received critical acclaim from the likes of XS Noize, The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Observer, The Needle Drop, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Uncut and MOJO, and more.
The Smile played a series of brilliantly received live shows in the US 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.
This is the album tracklist:
Wall Of Eyes
Read The Room
Under Our Pillows
Friend Of A Friend
You Know Me!
The Smile will play a run of dates in the UK and Europe in March 2024 as follows:
Thurs 7th March: Dublin - 3Arena
Wed 13th March: Copenhagen - K.B. Hallen
Fri 15th March: Brussels - Forest National
Sat 16th March: Amsterdam - AFAS Live
Mon 18th March: Brighton - Brighton Centre
Tue 19th March: Manchester - O2 Apollo
Wed 20th March: Glasgow - SEC Armadillo
Fri 22nd March: Birmingham - O2 Academy
Sat 23rd March: London - Alexandra Palace
The Smile have also announced a headline European tour for March 2024, including UK dates in London, Manchester and Glasgow. The tour dates go on sale at 9am UK time on Friday 17th November here