The Smile’s exceptional concert at the 56th Montreux Jazz Festival will be immortalised on a live album. The Smile At Montreux Jazz Festival July 2022 will be available on all streaming platforms from midnight on 14 December. This is the second official album by the trio, which includes Radiohead musicians Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner.
The two thousand privileged people present at the Montreux Jazz Lab on July 12 can testify to this: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinnerwere on fire that night. After having played each song with a constant urgency, The Smile finished the concert with “Bending Hectic”, an unreleased song written during their stay in Montreux. This epic composition is now part of their live favourites, having been played more than twenty times since.
« This is the continuation of a beautiful story between Thom Yorke and the Montreux Jazz Festival, after Radiohead’s mythical passage in 2003 and his sublime solo concert at the Auditorium Stravinski in 2019. I like to think that this history, as well as the quality of our teams’ hospitality and the excellence of our audio-visual recordings have contributed to this magical moment, which is one of the long line of legendary concerts immortalised in Montreux.»Mathieu Jaton, CEO Montreux Jazz Festival
The concert will also be video streamed on the band’s Youtube channel on Tuesday 13 December from 9pm (Swiss time), for a limited period. The broadcast will include the exclusive track “Bending Hectic”.