Club Smith to release their single 'Call To Harm' on November 7
“Rabble-rousing, blast of post-punk and an impassioned call to arms like it was written with bustling crowds in mind.” D.i.S
“Hot on our playlist - heavy indie rock with a Marilyn Manson-esque vocalist.” The Independent
“The latest in a long string of ‘dead good’ (to use a Yorkshire phrase) bands busting out of the Leeds scene.” Artrocker
“ A less cheesy Kaisers, twitchier Kings Of Leon, a mormon-free Killers even.” The Fly
Leeds-based four piece Club Smith release their second single Call To Harm on 7th November via All Sorted!?! Records, after bursting onto the scene in June with their critically acclaimed debut AA single ‘No Friend Of Mine’ / ‘Young Defeatists’, which received radio plays from fans Steve Lamacq (6 Music) and Tom Robinson (6 Music), following early demos played by Frank Skinner (Absolute), Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Rory McConnell (Radio 1).
Building on the success of the debut, Club Smith return with a blistering, impassioned and combative track inspired by the band’s increasing despair with modern society. Belting out a chorus of “Break everyone I get too near to… this is your Call To Harm”, singer Sam Robson breaks down the accompanying verses as “references to veiled promises and threats we make to people that we don't keep because we’re inevitably driven by our own agendas… the general gist of the song is that it's annoying how it's often accepted to take the easy way out on things these days, it's seen as better to be dishonest either by behaving in a contrived way and/or just never admitting mistakes.”
Set to record their debut album with producer James Kenosha (Dinosaur Pile up, Pulled Apart by Horses, Grammatics) at the end of the year, Club Smith have already supported The Naked and Famous, Iliketrains, The Sunshine Underground, The Mystery Jets, Two Door Cinema Club, The Neat, Hockey and The Pigeon Detectives, alongside festival appearances at Leeds and Reading and Kendal Calling.
Club Smith comprise: Sam Robson: Lead Vocals & Guitar / Vijay Mistry: Drums / Lee Clark: Bass & Vocals / Neil Clark: Keys & sampler & vocals.
The name “Club Smith” was born out of the then under-age and baby-faced, lead singer Sam Robson’s inability to get served in the local pub. As Robson explains “We used to drink at my friend Smithy’s house when his parents were away. We’d go round, get drunk, and then try and emulate Original Pirate Material by the Streets, but writing juvenile songs about art foundation courses and Papier-mâché. We used to refer to the place as “Club Smith. I forgot all the songs (I have no doubt they were garbage) but I kept the name close to my heart.”
October 19th – Death Disco @ Notting Hill Arts Club (London)
October 26th – Brudenell Social Club (Leeds)
November 5th – Epic TV Studios (Norwich)
November 11th – Ku Bar (Stockton)
November 12th – Stairway (Glasgow)
November 17th – The Clarendon (Hartlepool)
November 19th – Scarborough University (Scarborough)