Bleach Lab : Smile For Me

As Bleach Lab have evolved, their sound has been consistently beautiful, mixing elements of shoegaze and dream pop with sublime melodies. They have also become more confident, not just musically but lyrically, which is exemplified by their brand-new single ‘Smile For Me’. It’s from their forthcoming debut album Lost In A Rush of Emptiness, which is out September 22nd via Nettwerk. Produced by Boygenius, PJ Harvey and The Big Moon collaborator Catherine Marks,

On ‘Smile For Me’, frontperson Jenna Kyle recounts her frustrations and experiences of sexual harassment, “Lyrically, This was one of the most empowering but challenging songs to write on the album. The theme for ‘Smile For Me’ is of my own experience of sexual harassment, as well as experiences I know far too many women suffer themselves. Something I hear so often as a woman in public is being told to ‘cheer up, love’, if I’m not immediately, positively responsive to an unknown person’s advances. It’s completely deflating, infuriating and humiliating. The lyrics are intentionally directed at the culprits and offenders, words I would be too afraid to say in the moment if not for fear of the reaction.”

Lost In A Rush of Emptiness Tracklist:

01. All Night 

02. Indigo

03. Counting Empties 

04. Saving All Your Kindness 

05. Everything At Once 

06. Nothing Left To Lose 

07. Never Coming Back 

08. Smile For Me 

09. Leave The Light On 

10. Life Gets Better 

11. (coda)

Festival Dates

21-23rd July | Southwold, Suffolk | Latitude festival

23rd July | Emo, IE | Forest Festival

20th – 21st Oct | Rotterdam, NL | Left of the Dial festival

27 Oct | Amsterdam | London Calling Festival

EU/IE/UK Tour – October/November 2023

Tickets here

28th Oct | Paris, FR | Supersonic 

Fri, 3rd | Belfast | Ulster Sports Club

Sat, 4th | Dublin | The Grand Social

Mon 6th | Birmingham | Hare And Hounds

Tue 7th | Nottingham | Bodega Social Club

Weds, 8th | Manchester | Canvas

Fri, 10th | Glasgow | Stereo

 Sat, 11th | Liverpool | District

Sun, 12th | Leeds | Brudenell Social Club

Tues, 14th | Bristol | Thekla 

Weds, 15th | Brighton | Patterns

Thurs, 16th | London | Scala


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