Watch The Smile’s full set from the Montreux Jazz Festival

The full set of Smile from this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival is now available on YouTube – check it out below.

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It was announced yesterday that the band, consisting of Radiohead’s Tom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, will release a live album recorded during their set at this year’s Swiss festival.

Both the album and concert film are out now, with the latter available for just 48 hours on Tuesday (December 13) at 20:00 GMT.

At the festival in July, the trio will perform songs from A Light For Attention, including “You Will Never Work In Television Again”, “The Smoke”, “Pana-vision”, “Free In The Knowledge” . ‘ and others.

And the live album features eight songs from their set, which you can listen to below.

Last year the band made their live debut with a performance at Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm Video of the concert broadcast in May 2021.

Their debut single ‘You Will Never Work In Television Again’ was released in January this year, followed by ‘The Smoke’, ‘Skirting On The Surface’ and ‘Pana-vision’.

They were followed in May by the film “Light to attract attention”, which NME The best albums of 2022.

In a four-star review, NME described the album as a “free and easy Radiohead side project” in which the band “relinquished the hype of this curious and passionate supergroup”.

The Smile performs at the Montreux Jazz Festival
The Smile will perform at Montreux Jazz Festival 2022. Credit: Mark Ducrest

He continued: “While it may not have the sound or direction that would surprise long-time followers of York or Radiohead, it’s done with an open-minded spirit and enthusiasm, the infamous torture and pressure of hard work create another monolith under it. The Radiohead machine might not let them.

“Cutting some new shapes, this supergroup has let loose to make some of the most fun and satisfying music of their career. Christ, they look like they’re having fun—or, at least, as much as one can trade in such jazzed-up poverty. Still, after a few listens, the ironic-sounding band name makes more sense.

A preview of The Smile’s live appearance in New York in November, NME described the 100-minute set as “a vast and dazzling spectacle”.

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