Recognised for their dark theatrical visuals, aggressive yet melodic music and anthemic vocal hook-lines, Shadow Smile are the latest hot contenders to potentially follow in the footsteps of many successful bands that have emerged from Sheffield’s ever-thriving music scene. Since forming in 2019, the South Yorkshire quartet have tirelessly built a fanatical cult-following – despite the limitations of the Covid pandemic lockdowns. With previous self-released singles already having been championed by taste makers such as BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Radio, Hard Rock Hell and many more, Shadow Smile now look to the future armed with a bigger refined sound and relentless ambition to firmly establish themselves on the UK rock scene. Their soaring emotive vocals, arena-destined choruses, explosive metal-edged guitar riffs and ability to effectively blend modern metal with classic hard rock overtones – will inevitably help them to stand out from the crowd.
Produced by Daniel Jeffery and mixed by Jim Pinder at UK’s renowned Treehouse Studios (Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon etc) – ‘Dearly Departed’ is one of the band’s stand alone single releases for fans whilst work is underway with their as-yet-untitled and entirely crowd- funded album expected in 2023.