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Track Of The Day #563: Wild Smiles – ‘Never Wanted This’

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Wild Smiles are a Winchester-based three piece who consist of brothers Chris and Joe Peden, plus drummer Ben Cook. With grungy guitars and ear catching punk hooks, the snarling ‘Never Wanted This’ has more than a hint of Nirvana to it, as well as a heavy dose of mid 90s US punk. Lyrically it rallies against the mundanity of the lives we’re expected to settle for, aspiring to be something more than “a monkey in a suit to make some money”. “It’s our perception of life,” says Ben. “Not the voice of a generation but just how we three see it.” After releasing an acclaimed EP on Geoff Barrow‘s Invada label last year, and creating an impressive buzz on American college radio, the UK trio are getting ready to release their debut album ‘Always Tomorrow’, which is due on October 27. A list of tour dates can be found below…


Fri 1-3 Aug – CAMP BESTIVAL (Festival)

Thu 4-7 Sept      BESTIVAL (Festival)

Tue 9 Sept – LONDON, Madame JoJo’s (White Heat Club Night) – Event here

Thu 18 – BERLIN, Reeperbahn (Festival)

Sat 18 Oct – SOUTHAMPTON, Psychedelia Birthday Weekend

Mon 10 Nov – ME1, Kent (Festival) with British Sea Power and TOY

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