Kids In Glass Houses’ ‘Smart Casual’ Turns 15 With Limited Vinyl, Cassette Reissue
After almost 9 years away, Kids In Glass Houses return to the stage at Slam Dunk festival this weekend to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of their breakout album Smart Casual.
Originally released on 26 May 2008, Smart Casual was the South Wales quintet’s debut album and will be made available on limited edition Clear Vinyl, as well as a series of limited edition colour cassettes on the bands D2C store, on 13 October. Fans who pre-order the album from the band’s official store will find out about and have access to any future possible tour dates before anyone else…
Remixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For a Friend, Motorhead), long time collaborator and friend, the album features the hit singles Easy Tiger, Give Me What I Want & Saturday.
Aled Phillips (vocals) explains: “Writing, recording and touring Smart Casual was our John Hughes coming-of-age era and it’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years. Getting back together with the boys in a room and celebrating those songs that carry so much meaning for us has been such a privilege and it’s been so humbling reading and speaking to people who have an affinity to those songs.
We’ve wanted to give the album a wider vinyl release for a long while and to have our very talented friend Romesh remix and remaster the album to celebrate 15 years has been an incredible bonus. I genuinely believe it sounds better than ever and I’m excited for everyone to hear a fresh perspective on it that enhances it.”
With four successful albums under their belt (Smart Casual, DIRT, In Gold Blood, Peace) and a live reputation envied by many, Kids In Glass Houses proved to be one of British rock’s finest talents. Throughout their career the band headlined stages globally & appeared on line ups alongside Paramore, Stereophonics, Fall Out Boy & You Me At Six. They graced the covers of multiple magazines, had numerous Radio 1 playlisted singles & TV performances including Children In Need, MTV, & the 2012 Olympics.
Smart Casual tracklist:
Give Me What I Want
Good Boys Gone Rad
Dance All Night