Formed in 2014 in the infamous melting pot of West London’s Ladbroke Grove, Smiley & The Underclass are a rebel shout from a world on fire, a musical call-to-arms invoking a passion and honesty rarely seen in these times of cardboard cut-out pop- pollution. Infused with the bass- heavy vibrations of Roots and Dub music, and the deadly concoction of lyrics and guitars reminiscent of The Clash and Bob Dylan, Smiley sings the revolution blues with a rhythm guaranteed to move ideas and dancehalls across the UK. The Underclass are Punky Reggae monsters, with catchy tunes and skanks sliced together with mind-altering garage guitars.
The urgency is real and carries a climate conscious message powerful enough to awaken all punk rockers and roots rebels in this modern era.
With a debut EP under their belt and a full-length debut album “Rebels Out There” recently released on Bredda Records, recorded by Mick Jones (The Clash) and produced by Smiley & The Underclass with a touch of engineering by legendary Nick Manasseh – you can expect a heavy detonation; a musical explosion to shake the core of the UK. With revolution on the cards and social unrest all over, Smiley & The Underclass capture the spirit of the times.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES:
3rd November – The Winchester Gate, Salisbury
9th November – The Lady Luck Bar, Canterbury
18th November – The Anvil, Bournemouth
25th November – The Richmond, Brighton
8th December – New Cross Inn, London
9th December – The Cavern Club, Exeter
15th December – Wagon & Horses, Digbeth, Birmingham
3rd February – The Canteen, Bristol
10th February – The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye, Hereford
2nd March – The Golden Lion, Bristol
24th March – Funkdub, Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
30th March – London International Ska Festival
APRIL 2018 – JAPAN TOUR
MAY 2018 – EU TOUR
16th June – G Spot Festival, Vic Bikers Pub, Coalville