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Radiohead side project The Smile Announce Debut LP


Since January, we've been treated to a string of singles from The Smile, the side project of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, along with jazz drummer Tom Skinner from Sons of Kement.

Today, they released details of their debut album A Light For Attracting Attention, out June 17 via XL Recordings / Inertia (Australia).


The 13-song LP was produced by Nigel Godrich and mastered by Bob Ludwig and features strings by the London Contemporary Orchestra and a full brass section of contemporary UK jazz players.



The trio has previously released the singles 'You'll Never Work In Television Again', 'The Smoke', 'Skrting On The Surface', 'Pana-Vision' and, today, 'Free The Knowledge.'

The Smile took their name from a Ted Hughes poem: “The Smile came about from just wanting to work on music with Thom in lockdown." Greenwood told NME. "We didn’t have much time, but we just wanted to finish some songs together. It’s been very stop-start, but it’s felt a happy way to make music.”


THE SMILE'S DEBUT ALBUM A LIGHT FOR ATTRACTING ATTENTION IS OUT JUNE 17









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