Smiley & The Underclass are a punky reggae band from London (via. Japan, the UK and the Caribbean). Formed in a caravan below a motorway in 2014, they quickly captured the hearts of the underground scene with their chaotic and incendiary live shows put together in squats and disused venues across the capital.
Releasing their debut album last year (Rebels Out There, recorded with Mick Jones of The Clash and UK Dub pioneer Nick Manasseh), they spent 2018 smashing up venues from Japan to Europe to the UK, including sold out shows from Tokyo to London and packed out tents at Boomtown and Shambala Festival. Urgent guitars collide with razor-sharp lyrics and crushing basslines to move minds, bodies and spirits. As raw as Slaves and as melodic as The Skints, the Underclass carry a sound to unite all punk rockers and roots rebels of the modern era.
The urgency is real. With planetary chaos on the cards and social unrest all-over, Smiley & The Underclass are the perfect soundtrack for 2019.
The revolution is here. All you have to do is tune in....
July 26, 2017
Video Of The Week #42: Smiley And The Underclass – Jump The Barrier [PREMIERE]
Shout out to God Is In The TV Zine. for making us their video of the week! JUMP THE BARRIER!!!!!
July 23, 2017
REBELS OUT THERE – The new album from Smiley & The Underclass
“Think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby in a dark alley with razorblades”
July 15, 2017
REBELS OUT THERE Album Launch Party – Mau Mau Bar
Photos from the Launch Party