The Smile New Single + Sydney Cinema Event

The Smile New Single + Sydney Cinema Event

The Smile have revealed their brand-new single ‘Friend Of A Friend’, taken from the forthcoming sophomore album Wall Of Eyes. 

Showcased live during the band’s 2022/2023 touring, the studio version features strings from the London Contemporary Orchestra and saxophone from Robert Stillman.

The video for ‘Friend Of A Friend‘, by motion picture director Paul Thomas Anderson will be premiered alongside a surround sound album playback of Wall Of Eyes at a series of one-off events hosted at independent cinemas between 18-25th January. The events, titled Wall Of Eyes, On Film will celebrate the new album and the band’s collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson. It will take place at 12 cinemas from Sydney to Buenos Aires.

The events comprise:
• Wall Of Eyes advanced album playback in its entirety, for the first and only time with surround sound and accompanying never-before-seen footage of the album’s recording sessions
• The world film premiere of ‘Friend Of A Friend‘ and a presentation of Wall Of Eyes, both directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
• A programme looking back over Paul Thomas Anderson’s previous directorial collaborations with both Thom Yorke and Radiohead to include ANIMA (short film) and Radiohead’s DaydreamingThe Present Tense & The Numbers.

Further information on these events and how to obtain tickets can be found here HERE.
RSVPs will be open from 9pm AEDT on Thursday 11th January.

Screening events:
18th Jan – The Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London, UK
18th Jan – The Village East, Manhattan, New York, US
19th Jan – Brain Dead Studios, Los Angeles, US
20th Jan – SangSang Madang Cinema, Seoul, SK (x2 showings)
20th Jan – Cinema Godard – Fondazione Prada, Milan, IT
20th Jan – Cine Tonala, CDMX, MX
22nd Jan – 190 cinema Shibuya Tower, Tokyo, JP
22nd Jan – MK2 Quai de Loire, Paris, FR
23rd Jan – Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, AUS (x2 showings)
23rd Jan – EYE Filmuseum, Amsterdam, NL
23rd Jan – Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, UK
25th Jan – 190 cinema Shibuya Tower, Tokyo, JP
25th Jan – Kino Intimes, Berlin, DE

The Smile’s new album Wall Of Eyes was recorded between Oxford and Abbey Road Studios, is produced and mixed by Sam Petts-Davies and features string arrangements by the London Contemporary OrchestraWall Of Eyes is the follow up to the band’s 2022 acclaimed debut, A Light For Attracting Attention.

The album Wall Of Eyes will be released on 26th January on XL Recordings / Remote Control Records.

Stream / Download ‘Friend Of A Friend’:
Pre-order / Pre-save Wall Of Eyes

The Smile – Wall Of Eyes

1. Wall Of Eyes
2. Teleharmonic
3. Read The Room
4. Under Our Pillows
5. Friend Of A Friend
6. I Quit
7. Bending Hectic
8. You Know Me!

The Smile – Wall Of Eyes is out 26th Januaryvia
XL Recordings / Remote Control Records

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