WILD SMILES

wild smiles by mystupidsketchbook

Artwork by @mystupidsketchbook

WHO are they?
WILD SMILES – brothers Chris (vocals, guitar) and Joe Peden (bass, vocals), Ben Cook (drums, vocals) – they are signed to Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best Recordings

WHAT are they singing about?
The lows of modern day life, basically.

Debut album Always Tomorrow (2014) “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.” – Chris

“People my age can’t get a job. Nothing to do, it’s 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?” – Hold on

“It’s our perception of life. Not necessarily the voice of a generation but just how we all see it.” – Ben

“We aren’t necessarily doing anything new but we are singing what we feel and go through every day. A lot of bands now seem to sing about things that aren’t relevant to them, or to me. Like going to parties and things like that. That sort of turns me off.” – Chris (x)

WHERE are they from?
Winchester, England.

They recorded debut album in the Peden family shed in Hampshire. “You could stand in one place and touch both sides. We had to go in one person at a time to record. We didn’t get any complaints because we did it all on headphones and the drums were programmed then.” – Joe

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WHY should I listen to them?
“They brought along new punk influences, a desire to write classic tracks, and a new found perception on life. Spanning 11 tracks, the resulting album addresses issues that most other young bands are too scared or ignorant of to approach” Consequence Of Sound

WHEN can I see them live?
Catch them in Feb/March 2015 supporting Benjamin Booker on his European tour. Dates here.

HOW can I get to know them better?
Listen & Watch: Spotify // Soundcloud // Youtube
Like & Follow: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Also:
Read their interview with Backseat Mafia
Discover what they listen to
Find out why Joe is a ‘nitwit‘ (Chris’ words, not mine!)
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