The Smile have today revealed details of a brand new live release, The Smile At Montreux Jazz Festival July 2022. The seven track, eight song digital-only live release of selected tracks from the band’s debut album A Light For Attracting Attention is available from Wednesday, 14th December. A film of the performed tracks will broadcast from the band’s YouTube channel on Tuesday 13th December. The performance, available for just 48 hours, will also exclusively contain the first ever public outing of new song ‘Bending Hectic’, which happened to have been written earlier that day.
By releasing their Montreux Jazz Festival performance, The Smile follow in the footsteps of the likes of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Wu-Tang Clan, Nile Rodgers and Anna von Hausswolff. The festival has a long-standing history of hosting legendary moments in music culture, as a platform offering creative freedom to artists.
A Light For Attracting Attention was named amongst the Best Albums of 2022 by Pitchfork, Uncut, MOJO, Rough Trade, Billboard, New York Times, Consequence, Gaffa, Stereogum, The Ringer and many more.
Listen / purchase The Smile At Mountreux Jazz Festival July 2022 here.