This week, Dan has chosen “You Will Never Work In Television Again” by The Smile as his DJ Pick! The Smile is a side project first conceived in 2020 by Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood. With the addition of drummer Tom Skinner and producer Nigel Godrich, The Smile has released two singles and performed virtually. The trio’s music is largely influenced by their earlier works, with a more hardcore rock sound.
“You Will Never Work In Television Again” begins with an eerie, open-ended guitar riff loaded with electronic effects. This opening quickly cuts to upbeat rock featuring a rapidly-strummed rhythm guitar and atypical drum patterns. In each chorus, the guitar returns to a more eerie-sounding riff, amplified by distortion and reverb effects. Thom Yorke’s vocals are harsh and fast-paced, giving off a sense of urgency and controlled chaos. Overall, “You Will Never Work In Television Again” is an exciting listen, particularly for fans of punk rock.
“You Will Never Work In Television Again” is The Smile’s first musical release. The band has also released a lyric video for the song, which utilizes a teleprompter to display the lyrics. In addition, the band has been working on their debut album for some time, which has no confirmed release date. However, The Smile has become notably active in live music, hosting three events between January 29th and 30th. Be sure to keep up to date with The Smile through their Facebook, Instagram, and website. Also, be sure to check out the lyric video to “You Will Never Work In Television Again” below:
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “You Will Never Work in Television Again” by The Smile as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.