Formed in 2014 in the melting pot of Ladbroke Grove, Smiley & The Underclass bring forth a rebellious call-to-arms with a power, honesty and conviction rarely seen in music in these times.
Infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of 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. Their urgency is real and carries a climate-conscious message powerful enough to awaken all punk rockers and roots rebels in this modern era.
The eponymous debut EP released last year captured the promise of whatâ€™s to come from Smiley & The Underclass. They just released their debut album, recorded with the legendary Nick Manasseh (featuring Jamaican musical hero Vin Gordon).