The debut album from Winchester lads Wild Smiles, is just round the corner, featuring new tune 'Never Wanted This', the video for which you can view below. Their sound encapsulates elements of Beach Boys surf-pop, Velvet Underground drones, Wall Of Sound beats, Jesus & Mary Chain low-fi garage clatter and Nirvana filth.
Always Tomorrow, is out on Sunday Best Recordings on 27th October, and is available to preorder here. Promising to deliver exceptional songwriting with every track, Wild Smiles state their influences as The Ramones, Pulp and Dinosaur Jr, and claim the album will trace a thematic arc of growing up and getting out, and the struggles of the debt-heavy, priced-out youth generation.
To mark the release of Always tomorrow, Wild Smiles member Joe Peden has made this playlist, exclusively for Fred Perry Subculture. Enjoy!
1.Weezer - Buddy Holly
We were listening to Weezer a lot in the van because all our other CDs have broken, blessing in disguise.
2.The Strokes - Someday
This song was the first Strokes song I ever heard, great band with great songs.
3.Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again
Always been in love with this album.
4.The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
My parents got me really into The Undertones, just grown up with it.
5.Kings of Leon - My Party
This song is dirty, in the right way.
6.Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden were one of the first "heavier" bands I was into, this song just makes me feel 13 again.
7.Deerhunter - Monomania
Really awesome record by a really awesome band.
8.The Cure - A Forest
Another classic, can't go wrong with The Cure
9.Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hit of the Summer
I got punched in the face so many times when I saw them, I loved it.
10.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Ha Ha High Babe
For a good six months of my life I only listened to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, they're pretty damn rad.
Wild Smiles will be embarking on the following dates this Autumn.
Sat 6th SEPT Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight - Tickets
Tue 9th SEPT White Heat, Madame JoJos, London - Tickets
Thu 18th SEPT Reeperbahn Festival, Germany - Tickets
Sat 18 OCT Psychedelia Weekend, Southampton - Tickets