Winchester based stirring trio Wild Smiles – brothers Chris and Joe Peden + Ben Cook – release their debut album, ‘Always Tomorrow’, via Sunday Best Recordings on 27th October. Check out their strong tracks, ‘Never Wanted This’, released on 18th August + ‘Round & Round’.
Chris explains: “Always Tomorrow is a lot to do with getting older and all your friends moving away and everything collapsing, The point is ‘things will get better’. I’d say that’s the main theme of the album. The Best Four Years, that’s like the relationship side and Hold On is about getting jobs and not having any money.”
“People my age can’t get a job,” Chris sings. “Nothing to do, its so fucked up/People my age can’t get a job/Get a house, get a car, get a life… who’s there for us?”. And I’m Gone and Never Wanted This are bold rejections of the mundane sort of life we’re expected to settle for: “I could get a job I could wear a suit/A monkey in a suit to make some money”.
Fri 18 July LONDON, John Kennedy’s (XFM) The Remedy, Tooting Tram
Fri 1-3 Aug CAMP BESTIVAL (Festival)
Thu 4-7 Sept BESTIVAL (Festival)
Tue 9 LONDON, Madame JoJo’s (White Heat Club Night)
Thu 18 BERLIN, Reeperbahn (Festival)
Sat 18 Oct SOUTHAMPTON, Psychedelia Birthday Weekend
Mon 10 Nov ME1, Kent (Festival) with British Sea Power and TOY