Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Birmingham 24th September

Playing on an all dayer organised by the legendary Waddy and punks alive http://www.punksalive.co.uk/ details to follow.

Next gig, 2nd September


Again playing in the best venue in Wales. This one is not organised by Gav, we are playing with the excellent You Dead! From the Scottish highlands as part of their tour. Going to be a good one, and some really heavy drinking too.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Review from Slugfest


Review of the last day of Slugfest 4

Words about the band by the semi legendary Noel Gardner


When you get mentioned in a short review of  bands of the UK you should be checking out and your band is there along with the bands you are telling everyone else they should be checking out all the time you know it's worth sitting back with a cup of tea and your favourite ripcord records to celebrate.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Live video

Filmed by the nice guys in wheelchair wheelchair wheelchair wheelchair at the XharoldshitmanX, wheelchairx4, smiler and Same 4 Walls show in Bridgend

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Our Album for FREE

You can now download our album for free, thats correct, free. If you like it you can always buy the proper cd of it from us. Feel free to pass this link on to everyone you know, re-post on facebook/twitter or whatever the cool kids use these days.


Monday, 11 July 2011


We, along with some great bands we have had the honour of playing with before and some more, are playing on the first ever Loserpalooza half dayer in Cardiff, this is the brainchild of Chi from spider kitten and is hopefully going to be an annual thing. Come down and help to make it a memorable occasion.


We are playing on the last day of the semi legendary Slugfest up in Abertillery

Facebook page link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=195355380480727

UNSANE @ the fleece, Bristol. Wednesday 13th July

We have stepped in on 2 days notice to play on what was already going to be our favourite gig of the year. If you can make it this one will be well worth making it out for.

Heres a link to the facebook page for it. Massive thanks to 'the corleone family' promoters for having us over.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Album out 15th May, download/pre-order now

The good folksat seven records/seven inch records have cofirmed our album release date for 'con-demned' as the 15th May. It is also available now as a digital download. Click the link, go and have a look at the other bands on there too. Ouralbum launch is on Friday 13th May in Hobos, Bridgend. This night is heaqdlined by the amzing Section 13 (boss tuneage records) and also playing this night is Threat Manifesto and Trigger McPoopshute. The night befoe this Section 13, Bring To Ruins, Smiler and Guntys are also playing in LePub, Newport aswell. Be nice to see somefaces out and drinking heavily.


Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Japan Benefit in Cardif

Welly of Artcore Fanzine/Four Letter Word has organised a benefit show to help out the survivors of the disasters in Japan, we are not on the show but are giving it all of the support we can, go down, get drunk, watch some ace bands, all for a good cause.

Album reviews

From those good gents at uberrock:

From the ever so kind Mass Movement zine:

Follow these people anyway, even without their kind words all of us seperately have been long term supporters of both of there organisations as they are just honest fans of music.

16th July

All I wanted was a pepsi presents:
@ The Gower, Cathays, Cardiff, South Wales.
Rash Decision, Cornwalls hardest working thrashers.
Ed Wood, they're just a minor threat, thats a promise
Witch Cult, so good I'm putting them on 2 shows in a row.
Smiler, all high heels and no knickers.
£4 entry as normal

Saturday, 26 March 2011

15th July

All I wanted was a pepsi presents:
Live at Hobos, Bridgend. South Wales.
XharoldshitmanX Perth Power Violence, with members of the legendary Mafafi, birds out records/distro.
Wheelchair wheelchair wheelchair wheelchair: 2 man Glasgow wall of death
Witch Cult: Dorsets best, simple as that.
Smiler: Us, simples.

11th June

All I wanted was a pepsi presents (these shows have become a lot more regular than I was planning so I cant be arsed to keep numbering anymore!):
Live at the Gower pub, gwyenneth street, Cathays, Cardiff. £4 on the door.
Diet Pills: Leicesters best in a long, long time, very loud, very heavy.
Spider Kitten: surreal noise outfit from Cardiff, suppliers of the kiten kast, Chi recorded and mixed our album, legendary 10 year strong ever evolving retarded mess.
Atomck: grind madness, riff after riff, loved by agrophobic nosebleed amongst many others, will have just arrived back from a European tour so likely even tighter than before.
Smiler: Thats us.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Upcoming shows

1st April, Leicester, England: Downstairs at 'the Shed' supporting FUK and Diet Pills
2nd April, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England: Venue/Krash, with Theia and Faceshredder (last ever Faceshredder show!)
3rd April T.B.C.
7th April, Newport, Wales: Lepub, with Threat Manfesto and Regimes
8th April, Bridgend, Wales: Hobos with Threat Manifesto and Regimes
12th May, Newport, Wales: Lepub, with Bring to uins and Section 13
13th May, Bridgend, Wales: Hobos, with Threat Manifesto and Section 13 (smiler album launch party for Con-Demned released through seven records/seven inch records)
28th May Pontypridd, Wales: Green Rooms T.B.C.
11th June, Cardiff, Wales: The Gower with Diet Pills and Spider Kitten.
18th June, Birmingham, England: The old wharf, punks alive all dayer.
15th July, Bridgend, Wales: Hobos, with XharoldshitmanX, wheelchairx4, witch cult.
16th July, Cardiff, Wales. The Gower pub, with Ed Wood, rash decision and witch cult.
17th July, Bristol, England: the croft with Ed Wood and Rash Decision, T.B.C.
31st July, Abertillery, Wales: SLUGFEST 4 (day 3), venue and line up T.B.C.

Other notables are our album 'con-demned' will be available from May (pre orders up now) through seven records/seven inch records (http://www.seveninchrecords.com/) catalogue number seven13
Also we will be doing a split with XharoldshitmanX from Scotland, details of this will follow but a release date of the 29th July looks to be correct so far!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

seven 13

Our debut album is available for pre order from Friday 11th March from Seven Records. It is titled Con-Demned and the catalogue number is seven13. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

18th June

With a big thanks to Waddy (nicest mrch guy you will ever meet) we are playing in Brimingham on the 18th June. Thereis plenty bands playing as you can see, stalls and cheap food and beer all day. You know it makes sense.

Seven Records upcoming releases

Go on the website http://www.seveninchrecords.com/ for further information


We are very sadly looking for a new drummer, Mikee is on to greener pastures. If you reckon you can fill his big boots give us a shout.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

All I wanted was a pepsi: no 2, 13th May, Hobos, Bridgend.

All I wanted was a pepsi presents SECTION 13, this is easily the most entertaining band I've seen play in years, since playing on an all dayer with them (Gavin while in Four Letter Word) I've been desperate to see them again. Come down and see one of the best PROPER hardcore punk bands in the U.K. today, if you wear a minor threat shirt they will likely throw in a cover too. They will also be playing in Meze Lounge, Newport on the video nasties night the day before too.
More bands will soon be announced.


I'm putting on the wicked good 'REGIMES' on April 8th in Hobos, Bridgend. We are also putting them on the night before this on our drummers night in Meze Lounge, Newport.
I don't generally put gigs on as it is a guaranteed stress and easy way to lose all my hard earned cash but over the course of this year I am going to put a few bands I really want to see on through 'all I wanted was a pepsi promotions' this is solely for my own self indulgence so if you do want a gig please get in touch, if I love your music, can afford it and can get the venue sorted I'll put you on.
 In May I'm also putting on Section 13 aswell.
 All gigs are completely non profit, after paying the sound guy every penny made (if any) will be split between the bands playing.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Track off album streaming here

2 new recordings are up for your ears on soundcloud, the link is on the bottom of here. Here's the explanation and lyrics for both B.N.P. and Macho-homophobe, don't worry, for the album we also have covered our thoughts on fascist/racist cunts such as the E.D.L. and all the other spineless bastards who claim to have 'pride in their righteous causes' but only post on youtube in sas masks and never show face anywhere, the wonderful world of the z list celebrity who thinks fame comes while on their backs with their legs in the air, the wonderful thing we call government and the general state of life today. Enjoy.

Be Nice People
(Nationalist parties that advocate racist views are not going to help any country/communities in any way. 
No matter how they dress it up whether it be a case of pride in your nation or a way to save your race, 
or to fix problems in your hometown. Its all hatred of the worst and dumbest kind.)

Be nice people (x2), Be really nice people.
You dont have to be a racist cunt,
You dont have join the national front,
You dont have to be a racist cunt,
Cause youre not an ill-educated runt.

Give Nick Griffin enough rope,
Hell hang himself the little dope,
Question time it proved a point,
Even if we did hear only one side

(“I fucking hate the gays they freak me out... they all wanna fuck me!” is a 
line we all hear from the same guy that after a night on booze and drugs wants
 nothing more than to suck a cock. Grow up fucker.)

You call him fairy, how very scary, but when you get lairy, you love to suck cock.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011


For some great bands and keep an eye out for our next release and merch through the good folks at http://www.seveninchrecords.com/

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Next gig Scandalous (punk/Techno night)

French Freddie is putting on his second night of mayhem "Techno Punk 2, this is scandalous" at the Kitchen Gallery, Witchurch Road in Cardiff. We kick off the night with some fastcore then onto the DJs playing crusty techno. There is also a chill out garden, well priced good quality beer and FREE FOOD. £5 on the door.
Here's a link to the facebook page for the event.

Tees for sale.

White tee with 'bars' print available in S.L.XL (medium sold out sorry)
Black 'Phantom Face' tee available in S.M.L.XL (small amounts of each left)
Both tees cost £6 each or both together for £10.
Get in touch with us if you want them.

Both pin badges for £1.50

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Mention from the BBC

Here is a recent bbc website artice on punk music in wales mentioning us and a few others.


At the moment we have the black flag rip off Bars tee for sale, view it here http://smiler.bigcartel.com/ we will also have a new tee up for sale soon with the 'phantom' logo on it, either tee will set you back £6.00, hoodies will also follow soon. We are waiting on the mastered version of our album to come back, this will be available through the good folks at Seven Records  http://www.seveninchrecords.com/ some time soon (March/April 2011 hopefully) Check back for updates on merch and album soon.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Newcastle Upon Tyne with the mighty masked menace FACESHREDDER

Faceshredder, 10 legged, 5 headed stone cold stunner from hell. WOOOOOOOOOOO
Smiler, South Wales wankers making a trip over the river back to the bass players homeland
Theia, North East heavyweight groove thick metal the only way it should be.

Free entry to Krash nightclub afterwards.

Supporting the mighty DISCHARGE

Discharge, Stoke on Trents finest.
Defcon Zero, London hardcore, as oldschool as it comes.
Bullet Ridden, Bristol metallic crust, a must see
Smiler, South Wales fastcore, loud and proud.

Fuck myspace

As myspace has become almost impossible to use we have now set up a blogspot page as a way to share our music and goings on with anyone who cares enough to check it out. Smiler have been together since mid 2009 and are made up of Mike Davies, Vocals (makeshift truth and a million other previous musical outings) Ioan A.D. Thomas, Guitar (no talent/ George Annihilation &T.L.O.H) Gavin Gates, Bass (the cull/ four letter word/ George Annihilation &T.L.O.H) Mikee 'Junko' Evilton, Drums (drop dead darling/ spider kitten)
Previously with Marc Mills (32a/ blackfly) on Drums who left under friendly circumstances in 2010 leaving some big shoes (size 14!) to fill.
 Smiler have gigged fairly regular gigging with some great bands including the Subhumans and Diet Pills, question the mark, the dangerfields, Fuck Right off and plenty more.
Check back for any future announcements on gigs and the upcoming release of our debut album due out soon on Seven Records.

Old FREE Downloads

Split with demosXlecture from Indonesia

The first demo (basically our part of the demos split + an extra one or two tracks)

The Gonzo comp part 1. Put out on Birds Out Records, includes an early demo version of Smiler track 'Violent Bastard'