Lara Smiles releases new single ‘Fighting’s Over’, out on WonkyPop Records. Self-produced by Smiles and mixed and co-produced by Jamie Grashion (Killing Joke, Black Grape, Echo & The Bunnymen). Watch here
The sound is a mix of Fontaines D.C meets the punk funk of Bloc Party, with the candy crush of PinkShinyUltraBlast. The electronic mystery of Ladytron accompanies her vocals evocative of Emily Kokal (Warpaint).
Hyphenated moments and visceral experiences accent a life in flux that tilts into hedonistic abandon.As always cascades of colorful instrumentation, electrifying and enticing signify her sound with the catchiness of a pop hook that draws you in. Fighting’s Overis brought to life by this dissonant, electrifying video, nervy and edgy, painting the psychological unease of a roller-coaster romance.
Having performed festivals from Glastonbury, The Great Escape to Isle of Wight Festival. She has supported everyone from indie icon Pete Doherty, featured on the recent Shed Seven album, had a whole song dedicated to her by The Pearl Hearts, ‘Lara’, to collaborating with ambient house pioneers The Orb.