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Radiohead Side Project the Smile Drop ‘You Will Never Work in Television Again’ While Announcing Shows on Television

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner will play three consecutive shows in 24 hours

Angie Martoccio Jan 06, 2022

The Smile members Tom Skinner, Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke. Photo: Alex Lake

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood’s new side project the Smile have released their raging debut single “You Will Never Work in Television Again.”

The band — which includes drummer Tom Skinner and longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich — open the track with dystopian wails, before kicking off with a surging riff and Yorke’s vocals: “Fear not my love, he’s a fat fucking mist/Young bones spat out, girls slitting their wrists.”

The Smile debuted the track last May at Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm livestream, where they performed for their first-ever set (where they opened with a cover of Radiohead’s “Skirting on the Surface”).

In addition to the new single, the Smile also announced they’ll perform three consecutive live shows in 24 hours, taking place on Jan. 29 at Magazine London. They’ll perform to an intimate audience, while each performance will be livestreamed at 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 6:00 a.m. ET. Physical and livestream tickets go on sale Friday.

From Rolling Stone US.

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