Smile Smile’s music chronicles the personal lives of Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme, two musicians who fell in love and started a band. The pair released their first album, Blue Roses while planning their lives together: they got engaged, shared a home and looked toward the future as a married couple. Along the way infidelity ensued, the dream crumbled and the two ended their relationship, but not their musical ties. The band’s sophomore album, Truth On Tape details the heartbreaking end of their union. Their latest album, Marry A Stranger has the duo coming full circle, as friends to create an album together.
Fog Electric is the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, the band’s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010. NAO are the Scottish based trio. They describe themselves as playing their instruments within a computerized wall of sound and they have been labeled prog-pop and electro-rock. Fog Electric was recorded and produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) and will lift the band to even higher levels.
‘Super exciting new Rock ‘n’ Roll for a new decade’ – Zane Lowe (BBC Radio One)