Wild Smiles - Always Tomorrow

Wild Smiles Always Tomorrow cover
Wild Smiles
Always Tomorrow
Sunday Best Recordings
2014
6
Wild Smiles’ musical style can be described as a combination of The Beach Boys and Nirvana (without Kurt Cobain’s gritty vocals). I guess if they had come out during the 60s they would have been innovative and probably a big hit. On the other hand, there’s always a market for that kind of retro sound. Their songs are not half bad also, so… you know… they’ve got things going for them.
 
The happy-go-lucky “Fool For You” kicks off the record and it has all the qualities to be an easily digestible rock radio hit (no wonder why it’s the album’s first single). But then you have “Never Wanted This” which kinda sounds like a mass-up of Nirvana’s “Polly” and “Breed”. You also have the clean cut Beach Boys influenced “Always Tomorrow” & “Everyone’s the Same”. Finally, there are the proto-punk sounding tracks there like “Girlfriend”, for example, which pretty much takes after the Ramones’ style of song writing. Throughout the whole album though, no matter what, the vocals remain reminiscent of the 60s pop style.
 
Personally, I don’t think “Always Tomorrow” will be anybody’s favourite album. However, each and every song in it is pretty tight, and therefore I also don’t think that anybody is going to hate it either. At the end of the day, it’s a fun album that you can listen to all the way through and it flows seamlessly.