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Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood’s new band The Smile share rollicking debut single “You Will Never Work In Television Again”

The Smile, the new band featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood alongside Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, performed at last summer’s Glastonbury livestream, and have since then been quietly at work on recording material.

The first of that emerges today with the debut single “You Will Never Work In Television Again”.

They shared the song with the message:

“The album is just about finished, Nigel Godrich has produced it – we’re nearly at the track-listing stage, where there are 6227020800 possible song orders.

“Until that’s decided – here’s one song: it’s called ‘You Will Never Work In Television Again.’”

They will also be performing three gigs in London which will be livestreamed worldwide.

The new track takes the streamlined rock attack and gallavants forward with pace and verve, Yorke’s voice punked up in a manner that adds acid to the rollicking sound. As brass surprisingly curves its way into the track, it seems to stretch its wings and fly towards some kind of god forsaken skyline, Yorke admitting “all those beautiful young hopes and dreams devoured by those little eyes / little piggy limbs.” It’s quite a thrill.

Check out “You Will Never Work In Television Again” below or on your preferred streaming platform.

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