Thom Yorke Confirms New Smile Music Is In The Works
Thom Yorke has confirmed that Radiohead side project The Smile has new music in the works.
The band, which includes Yorke, fellow Radiohead bandmate Johnny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, released their debut album, ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’, in May. In a four-star review, NMEAndrew Trendell described it as “presenting a melodic, more energetic and fluid iteration of the Yorke-Greenwood partnership”.
Last month, The Smile performed at Primavera Sound as part of the second weekend of the Barcelona festival. During their set — which Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas called “the best show I’ve seen in years” — they performed a new song called “Colours Fly.”
Today (July 10), the group shared a clip of them performing the song at the festival. Yorke then tweeted the performance, telling fans it was a “work in progress” while adding that there were other new songs in the works.
“A new…work in progress…there are a few…” Yorke wrote. You can see his tweet and the performance clip below.
new…work in progress…there are a few.. https://t.co/jPeNYiNVEz
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) July 10, 2022
The Smile recently announced their first-ever North American tour for November and December 2022, in support of their debut album.
The band will begin their first cross-continent tour in Providence, Rhode Island on November 14. The tour will then take them across the United States and Canada, including two New York dates at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn and the city’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
See the full list of dates below and get all remaining tickets here.
The dates for The Smile’s North American tour are:
Monday 14 – Prividence, Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday 16 – Boston, Roadrunner
Friday the 18th – Brooklyn, Kings Theater
Sunday 20 – New York, Hammerstein Ballroom
Wednesday 23 – Washington DC, the anthem
Friday 25 – Montreal, M Telus
Saturday 26 – Toronto, Massey Hall
Monday 28 – Detroit, Masonic Temple Theater
Tuesday 29 – Milwaukee, Riverside Theater
Thursday 1 – Chicago, Riviera Theater
Saturday 3 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
Sunday 4 – Atlanta, the East
Tuesday 6 – New Orleans, Orpheum Theater
Thursday 8 – Dallas, the factory
Saturday 10 – Denver, Mission Ballroom
Wednesday 14 – Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Friday the 16th – Seattle, WaMu Theater
Sunday 18 – San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wednesday 21 – Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium