the smoking hearts
Graceful is definitely not a word to describe THE SMOKING HEARTS. Their live Shows have seen guitars smashed and drum kits sprawled across stages and it is not uncommon to find half the band playing in the crowd while singer Ben Mills is in the back of the venue, on the bar or hanging from the rafters, all while coercing the crowd into joining the party. Clocking in at just over the half hour mark, “Victory!” is a celebration. Featuring backing vocals from over 40 of the bands friends “Victory!’ is a party of an album, the soundtrack to every good night out. THE SMOKING HEARTS intend on celebrating their victory worldwide.
“their brand of Valient Thorr or Zeke-esque guitar-mangling marks them out as worthy contenders to take Gallow “Kings Of British Punk crown.” 4/5 NME
“boasting enough power to raise the dead and begs to be blasted at neighbour-bothering levels – KKKK” – Kerrang!
“…the soundtrack to the drunkest, wildest party you’ve ever been to” – 8/10 – Big Cheese