Hear The Smile’s new song, “Bending Hectic”

The standalone single features strings by the London Contemporary Orchestra

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The Smile – Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner – have released a new standalone single called “Bending Hectic”. The song was first debuted live last year and featured in their Live At Montreux Jazz Festival YouTube stream, although not the accompanying album.

“Bending Hectic” was produced by Sam Petts-Davies at Abbey Road studios, with strings by the London Contemporary Orchestra. Hear it below:

The Smile will be touring Mexico, Canada and the USA for the rest of June and July – full dates below. Following the tour, the band will return to the studio to continue working on new material.


21/06/23 – Mexico City, Mexico – National Auditorium
22/06/23 – Mexico City, Mexico – National Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
25/06/23 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
26/06/23 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
29/06/23 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
30/06/23 – St Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
02/07/23 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
03/07/23 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
05/07/23 – Richmond, VA – The National (SOLD OUT)
07/07/23 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/07/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
10/07/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/07/23 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
14/07/23 – Quebec City – Festival d’été de Québec
15/07/23 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
16/07/23 – Ottawa, ONT – Bluesfest Festival
19/07/23 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
20/07/23 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
21/07/23 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival


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