Now I'm not sure about this tropical grunge nonsense but that doesn't matter because The Smiles make brilliantly infectious music, finding their place somewhere between surf pop and the quintessential British sound of the Sixties. They recently put out an EP, entitled 'Hermosa', to show off their Californian wares.
The "big hit" of that EP is undoubtedly the anthemic 'Cala Cola', formerly 'Coca Cola', which at times threatens to steal the melody from the chorus of Sean Kingston's 'Beautiful Girls'. Which would have been extra amazing but we can't have everything. There are two lead vocals though so arguably twice as much fun. Good vibrations indeed.
DOWNLOAD: The Smiles - Cala Cola
Listen/buy the 'Hermosa' EP from Bandcamp.
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