The Green Room is the latest single by Club Smith, a Leeds three piece routinely reinventing themselves after the release of debut album "Appetite for Chivalry".
Tired of the staid and commonplace approach to recording and promoting albums, and intending for the interpretation of their music to remain in a state of flux Club Smith take a collaborative and constantly evolving approach to their songs. The band have reproduced their debut album in various forms via new mixes with established producers, or videos crowd sourcing 20+ musicians to create live parts for their tracks, as well as visual elements such as local dancers putting together pieces in various genres with the band.
Delivered by Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode) and Lance Thomas (Ladytron) this single mix sees the band employing a more electronic approach to reflect the darker themes of human challenges running through "The Green Room"; the title itself a metaphor for the prolonged feelings of uncertainty that surround a loss.
The second collaboration with Bascombe/Thomas, "The Green Room" follows on from previous singles "Beautiful & Useless", "Lament" and "No friend of Mine" which between them gained attention from the likes of Clash, Drowned in Sound and Music Week as well as plays from Huw Stephens, Rory McConnell (Radio One), Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson , Chris Hawkins (6Music), John Kennedy (XFM), and from Chris Martin, Shell Zenner and Simon Raymonde at Amazing Radio.
This single is the first since the band signed to Sentric / Tri-Tone / Strictly Confidential for publishing (Editors / Tall Ships / Vitalic).