Smashing Lads are an alternative indie four piece from North Manchester, England.
The band’s distinctive sound of cutting guitars, shimmering pianos, soaring harmonies and melodic pop hooks provide the perfect backdrop to vocalist Joe Whelan’s dark, bitter, cynical view of modern day work obsessed, consumer driven Britain.
Their insanely memorable indie gems come from a lineage connecting the dots between The Kinks, Squeeze, Costello, The Smiths, The Fall, Blur and others. Delivering contemporary working-class cultural sketches via the medium of three minute pop tunes. The sound is raw, vibrant and uplifting. The lyrics bleak, witty and intelligent. Whelan sounds as though he’s on the verge of a breakdown as he bemoans bands with ‘dip shit songs’, back stabbing work colleagues and life in the office.
Here, the perplexed, burnt out and wage-enslaved will most certainly relate, as Smashing Lads hold a mirror up to the mundane and offer an uplifting outlet to all those slowly dying inside.
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