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SMILE started out as an acoustic trio, heavily influenced by bands such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Loving Spoonful, Love... and whose songs where written by the surfer and illustrator John Franks. As a four piece, Smile finally got together in 2005 to record their first album Painting The Sun One Colour that was published in 2007 with ten optimistic and positive songs that transport us to the California of the late 60's and early 70's.
They soon became a must in the Spanish surf scene and shared their music and waves with musicians like Jack Johnson and Donovan Frankenreiter. With this album and its Single Happy People they soon started to build a name and opened for bands like Wilco, The Waterboys, The Sunday Drivers, Bart Davenport, Dean and Brita...
In 2010 they recorded their second album All Roads Lead To The Shore. This new work shows a big evolution in the style of the band, it has a Rockier sound, introducing a second guitarist which know makes them five, as well as collaborations with musicians such as Jonny Kaplan and Neal Casal (Ryan Adams's guitarist).
The quality leap in both the compositions and the sound is notorious. The twelve songs that complete the album are varied and full of power. The influences have played an important role in the album, in it we can find reminiscences of a young and vigorous Tom Petty, Jayhawks's soft rock sunny melodies, Ray Lamontagne's sensibility, and Jack Johnson's beach peacefulness.
It's first single Do As I Want is becoming the bands shibboleth, it has already appeared on T.V. adverts and have been delivered with the surf magazine 3SESENTA.
Their live performances are an absolute success for both the critics and the public.