The Smile debuted another new track during their performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival last night (July 12).
The Radiohead side project – comprised of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet‘s Tom Skinner – played at the Swiss event in support of their debut album ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’, which came out in May.
Per Setlist.FM, The Smile premiered a fourth track called ‘Bending Hectic’ in the encore of last night’s set. “I can see the words – that’s good,” Yorke said to introduce the performance. “‘Cause I just wrote them about half an hour ago. So follow us down the train crash.”
You can watch fan-shot footage of the atmospheric, seven-minute song’s first live outing below.
Yorke recently revealed that The Smile are currently at work on some new material. Sharing a video of the group’s ‘Colour’s Fly’ performance at Primavera Sound, the frontman wrote: “New one … work in progress … there are a few ..”
The aforementioned set in Barcelona last month grabbed the attention of The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, who described it as the “best show I’ve seen in years”. He added: “Shiiiiiiit that was good.”
The Smile recently announced their first-ever tour of North America for November and December 2022.
Prior to that run, they’ll return to the UK to support Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at All Points East in London on August 28. You can see The Smile’s remaining European and UK dates below
14 – Milan, Fabrique Milano
15 – Ferrara, Piazza Trento Trieste
17 – Macerata MC – Arena Sferisterio
18 – Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
20 – Taormina, Teatro Antico di Taormina
28 – All Points East, London