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 Orchestra.
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.
Further information on these events and how to obtain tickets can be found here. RSVPs will be open from 9pm AEDT on Thursday 11th January.
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 Daydreaming The Present Tense & The Numbers.
Wall 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.