The Gentlemen - Smile Back At Me

Published Tuesday 6th November 2007
The Gentlemen - Smile Back At Me
The Gentlemen - Smile Back At Me

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19150-10144
LABEL: Authentic 8204302
RELEASE DATE: 2007-03-31
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

When Cross Rhythms reviewed this thoroughly engaging debut from the Sheffield iconoclasts back in July last year, this was still an independent release. Now of course Authentic have given it Christian retail distribution and with its Kaiser Chiefs-style rhythms and its clever production from Andy Baker, this is still one of the best UK albums of the last couple of years. Standouts include "Digging Deep" with its memorable chorus while "Electricity" and "I'm Not Leaving" show singer Nick Noble has one of the most original voices to emerge for years. A delight.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jooleepoolee in Wolverhampton @ 19:48 on Jan 16 2008

fantastic album...i don't know why it hasn't made more noise!!!! Surely this is going to be THEIR year both in Christian field and non-Christian field. Loving 'smile back at you' but 'electricity' has gotta be song of the album!

Posted by Nathan in Cornwall @ 16:24 on Aug 28 2007

Why did these guys only get 9 out of 10 in the review!

They are amazing. Saw them live at Greenbelt and was blown away.

Posted by Frikandel in Holland @ 13:34 on Aug 21 2007

we where Live at these guys they rock!!! :)

we learned them some dutch!! :D

Frikandellen frikandellen!! :)

They Owned the festival!!! :D

Posted by Grace in Sheffield @ 20:08 on Jan 31 2007

GENTLEMUSIC ROCKS!!! This album is truely inspiring!!

Posted by Paul in Germany, Hamburg @ 22:10 on Dec 28 2006

i heard this cd by a friend, I Loved it :p

Posted by Tim W in ESSEX!!! @ 12:01 on Nov 21 2006

FANTASTIC! An addictively brilliant album, and great live!!!
Viv la Gentlemen!

Posted by Anna in Sheffield @ 16:01 on Oct 23 2006

Incredible debut album - so many catchy memorable songs! Saw them live on sat supporting Graham Kendrick and they were awesome!!

Praying for big things for these guys!

Posted by Sarah in UK @ 12:33 on Jul 27 2006

I saw you guys for the first time at New Wine North this week. it was the best show - what a great ending. thanks for signing my CD! How come you're not playing at Soul Survivor?

Posted by Gina in sheffield @ 12:37 on Jul 23 2006

man, these lads are truly awesome, get thw CD now!

Posted by Sian in Lancaster @ 14:22 on Jul 20 2006

Awesome album, great band. Amazing live and so able to pull it off in the secular market to. get this album ASAP!

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