A Side Project Of Radiohead ‘The Smile’ Will be Releasing a New Single

The Smile, a Radiohead side project, will release a new song called ‘Skrting On The Surface’ tomorrow (March 17). The band, which includes Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner of Sons Of Kemet, revealed the news on social media with a link to a YouTube video for ‘Skrting On The Surface,’ which will debut tomorrow afternoon.

The band originally performed the song at Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm event in 2021, and then again at a set of back-to-back London shows.

It comes after the release of two earlier singles, ‘The Smoke’ and ‘You’ll Never Work In Television Again.’

The Smile revealed information of a fresh one-time single pressing for these two singles last week (March 10).

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The single is a limited edition 7′′ pressing, and fans can enter a lottery to win a copy. Between March 12 and 24, fans can get tickets at certain record stores across the world. It will not be possible to purchase the single. To apply for a chance to win one of the pressings, fans must scan the QR code on their ticket by March 24.

Thom Yorke and long-time artistic collaborator Stanley Donwood were seen pressing the singles in a video posted to the band’s social media pages. This spring, the band will embark on a tour of European headline gigs. The trip will begin in Zagreb on May 16 and will stop in Vienna (17), Prague (19), Berlin (20), Stockholm (23), Oslo (24), and Amsterdam (25).

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In a four-star review, NME hailed the group’s recent London performance as “meticulous, captivating stuff”.

“It’s a stunning show – of course, it should be,” the review added. “This is an Academy Award-nominated composer, a Mercury-nominated jazz drummer and… well… Radiohead, and they’ve brought all their toys to share. All hail The Smile.”

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Yorke and Greenwood recently disclosed that they contributed new and original music to Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final season, which premiered on February 27.

 “Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood contributed some original stuff,” director Anthony Bryne recently told NME. “I’m over the moon about all of that. The music has always been really important historically, and I was really keen to bring a dramatic score into it. We’re using that much more in this season. It’s a much heavier season so the score is taking things in a very different direction.”

“It’s always about Tommy [Shelby] and his headspace. That’s what I keep going back to”, he added.