Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Icehouse, Depeche Mode, Tame Impala, Mi-Sex, INXS, U2


band members

Daniel May - vox/synth Brendan Clark - Bass Roy Issac - Guitar Harry Day - Drums


Influences

Icehouse, Depeche Mode, Tame Impala, Mi-Sex, INXS, U2, Pink Floyd, Muddy Waters


Website

Bio

Sydney-Based Band Smile Don't Smile work classic formulae on melodies, sounds and structure while paying homage to the greats, past and present. With a love of music ranging from Muddy Waters to Icehouse, Miles Davis to Tame Impala, the lads always approach the music making process as if it were their last.

The name Smile Don't Smile plays with the paradox of true thoughts and feelings; it's an awareness of what's inside, when faced with social pressures on the outside. Or conversely, expressing yourself on the outside, though feeling the exact opposite within.

Review

Review by Seahorse Seahorse

23 Jan 2018

50

Awesome track. Different to Straight and Narrow but with the same cool electronic pop feel of the 80s decade with top production. The vibe is dark and uplifting making the dichotomy extremely interesting. Again, you are left wanting more! If you can imagine Depeche Mode daydreaming of running through rugged beach on a stormy day holding hands with Flume and Miles Davis, then you Smile, Not Smi...

Awesome track. Different to Straight and Narrow but with the same cool electronic pop feel of the 80s decade with top production. The vibe is dark and uplifting making the dichotomy extremely interesting. Again, you are left wanting more! If you can imagine Depeche Mode daydreaming of running through rugged beach on a stormy day holding hands with Flume and Miles Davis, then you Smile, Not Smile, and definitely Smile again.

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