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Thom Yorke Confirms “Confidenza” Soundtrack, Shares New Songs “Knife Edge” and “Prize Giving”

The Soundtrack to Daniele Luchetti’s New Film Due Out April 26 via XL

Apr 22, 2024

Thom Yorke (of Radiohead and The Smile) has confirmed the details of his soundtrack to Confidenza and shared two tracks from it, “Knife Edge” and “Prize Giving.” The former features Yorke’s vocals and was shared via a video featuring a scene from the film. The latter is an instrumental track. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Waxahatchee, The Last Dinner Party, Julia Holter, The Smile, and More

Plus Ride, Sleater-Kinney, Omni, Youth Lagoon, TORRES, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2024

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2024. This week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks, as we didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week due to it being the first week of the year and there not being a lot of worthy songs to consider. But this week the music industry was in full swing, with plenty of important album announcements. More

Jan 09, 2024

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) are releasing a new album, Wall of Eyes, on January 26 via XL. Now they have shared the album’s third single, “Friend of a Friend,” and have announced some special cinema screening album playback events, as well as some new European tour dates. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Mannequin Pussy, J Mascis, William Doyle, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Laetitia Sadier, SPRINTS, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 17, 2023

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 9 this week. More

Nov 13, 2023

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) have announced a new album, Wall of Eyes, and shared its first single, title track “Wall of Eyes,” via a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video. They have also announced some UK and EU tour dates. More

17 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: The Smile, M. Ward and First Aid Kit, Slowdive, and More

Plus Faye Webster, Sigur Rós, Palehound, Strange Ranger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 23, 2023

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was out of town last Thursday to this Monday in Washington, DC, covering Awesome Con. So, this week’s Songs of the Week is supersized and incorporates tracks from the last two weeks. More

The Smile Share Eight-Minute New Song “Bending Hectic”

North American Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow

Jun 20, 2023

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) have released a new song, the eight-minute “Bending Hectic,” via XL. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2023 Lineup: The Smile, Big Thief, and Bon Iver to Headline

Festival Will Take Place July 21–23 at Chicago’s Union Park; Lineup Also Features Weyes Blood, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Alvvays, and More

Mar 20, 2023

Pitchfork Music Festival has announced their 2023 lineup. The Smile, Big Thief, and Bon Iver will be headlining. Other acts include Weyes Blood, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Alvvays, Nation of Language, and more. More

The Smile Announce North American Tour Dates and New Vinyl-Only Live EP

Europe: Live Recordings 2022 Due Out March 10 via XL

Jan 30, 2023

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) have announced some new North American tour dates and the forthcoming release of a new vinyl-only EP, Europe: Live Recordings 2022. More

Watch The Smile Perform a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music

A Light For Attracting Attention Out Now via XL

Jan 04, 2023

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) have performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music. More

Dec 23, 2022

Are things back to normal in 2022? They are, aren’t they? Well not quite. More

The Smile Announce Live Album

The Smile at Montreux Jazz Festival July 2022 Due Out Tomorrow

Dec 13, 2022

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) will be releasing a live album, The Smile at Montreux Jazz Festival July 2022, tomorrow (Dec. 14). More

Nov 18, 2022

Last night, The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they gave a cool and energetic performance of the song “You Will Never Work in Television Again” from their debut album, A Light For Attracting Attention. More

The Smile Announce First Ever U.S. Tour Dates

A Light For Attracting Attention Out Now This Friday via XL

Jun 13, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have announced their first ever U.S. tour dates as part of their debut North American tour in support of their debut album, A Light For Attracting Attention. Tickets will go on sale this Friday. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Crack Cloud, Death Cab for Cutie, Stella Donnelly, TRAAMS, and More

Plus Kendrick Lamar, Gwenno, Bartees Strange, Ezra Furman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 13, 2022

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a stellar week for new tracks, thanks in part to some exciting album announcements and their corresponding singles. So this week we have a slightly super-sized Top 13. More

May 13, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have today released their debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention. More

The Smile Share Stop-Motion Animation Video for New Single “Thin Thing”

A Light For Attracting Attention Due Out This Friday via XL

May 09, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have shared a stop-motion animation video for their new single “Thin Thing.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming debut album, A Light For Attracting Attention, which will be out this Friday (May 13) via XL. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Spiritualized, Hatchie, Bartees Strange, Say Sue Me, and More

Plus Sorry, Hot Chip, Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 22, 2022

Welcome to the sixteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a nice week for new album releases, including the latest by Spiritualized, Hatchie, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fontaines D.C., and others, some of which gave us fodder for Songs of the Week. We ended up with 12 new songs were really liked, with some strong honorable mentions as well. This week’s artists traverse the globe: Australia, England, South Korea, Sweden, and of course America. More

Apr 20, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have announced the release of their debut album, A Light For Attracting Attention, which will be out on May 13 via XL. They have also shared a video for a new single from the album, “Free in the Knowledge.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Father John Misty, Wet Leg, Sun’s Signature, The Smile, and More

Plus Melody’s Echo Chamber, Florist, Horsegirl, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 08, 2022

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a fantastic new release day, with fresh albums by Wet Leg, Father John Misty, Jack White, Oceanator, Daniel Rossen, Orville Peck, Lucius, and others. Some of those artists end up on this week’s Songs of the Week, which is a Top 12 this week. More

Apr 04, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have shared a new song, “Pana-vision.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Flasher, Andrew Bird, Young Prisms, and More

Plus Hovvdy, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Ethan Gruska, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 18, 2022

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2022. Whereas last week was the strongest seven-day period for new tracks so far this year, where we had a Top 15 songs, this week we almost didn’t do a Songs of the Week. More

Mar 17, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have shared a new song, “Skrting on the Surface,” via a video for it shot in a mine. Mark Jenkin directed the black & white video, which was shot on 16mm film and filmed at the disused Rosevale Tin Mine in Cornwall UK. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Widowspeak, Sally Shapiro, Tess Parks, and More

Plus Ducks Ltd., The Weather Station, Warpaint, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 28, 2022

Welcome to the fourth Songs of the Week of 2022. Compared to the last two weeks, it was a fairly quiet seven days for new songs. Last week, for example, we had 12 honorable mentions on top of a Top 10 songs and the week before that instead of a Top 14 songs. Still, there were definitely some worthy tracks this week. More

The Smile Share New Single “The Smoke”

Out Now via XL / Self Help Tapes

Jan 27, 2022

The Smile, a new group composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have shared a new single, “The Smoke.” Its accompanying lyric video was created by BAFTA-winning writer/director Mark Jenkin. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, SASAMI, Gang of Youths, Sondre Lerche, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Let’s Eat Grandma, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 07, 2022

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2022. We haven’t done a Songs of the Week in almost a month, as the holiday season slowed the release of new songs in mid December. But the first week of 2022 presented enough new tracks to warrant a return to Songs of the Week. More

Jan 05, 2022

The Smile, a new group comprised of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have shared their debut single, “You Will Never Work In Television Again.” It was produced by Nigel Godrich. More




Reviews

Feb 21, 2024

At this stage, it would be a disservice to merely dub The Smile a “Radiohead side project.” The trio—composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner—deserve better than that. More

Dec 07, 2022

The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) performed at Chicago’s the Riviera Theatre on December 1 and our photographer Joshua Mellin was there to capture the action. More

May 13, 2022

In the music world, a new Radiohead project feels like a seismic event, commanding the kind of attention that few other bands can. As one of the most universally beloved and remarkably consistent elder statesmen in what can loosely be defined as rock music, Radiohead albums each seem weighty and purposeful, the product of years of careful craftsmanship. More