Sills and Smith is an independent, alternative folk/rock band based in Ottawa, Canada. The group includes Jeremy Sills, Frank Smith and Jonathan Edwards. The band has released two albums of all original material: Uncertain Vista (2011) and No Way In, No Way Out (2012). Both are full-length efforts recorded and produced by Jonathan Edwards in his studio, Corvidae Music. Sills and Smith is working on its third album now, set for release in late spring 2013.
The music of Sills and Smith has met with considerable critical acclaim, with favourable reviews of its albums in respected music journals including: Cashbox Canada Magazine, Sea of Tranquility and Snob's Music. Both Uncertain Vista and No Way In, No Way Out were lauded for excellence, making Snob's Music's Best of 2011 and Best of 2012 lists respectively. The band is known for its distinctive sound, a diverse musical palette that is equal parts folk, progressive rock and alternative rock.
No Way In, No Way Out and Uncertain Vista are available in digital and beautiful digipak editions. The albums' artwork was designed by Grace Smith, using her artful photography. The Uncertain Vista digipak features a wonderful original painting by Naomi Athena. Retailers include iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and Emusic. Sills and Smith has 8 songs in regular rotatation on Jango Internet Radio. The band is also featured on the internet stations MuseBoat Radio and DarkGift Radio. The King Minion Music Podcast, a production broadcasting from Victoria, British Columbia has played Sills and Smith songs on three of its shows. Community and university radio stations in Canada and the United Kingdom have also played Sills and Smith songs.
Sills and Smith has a Reverbnation page: www.reverbnation.com/sillssmith and a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sillssmith The Sills and Smith profile on Jango Internet Radio is online: http://www.jango.com/music/Sills+Smith?l=0
Sills and Smith has released music videos for A Writer's Retreat and Uncertain Vista from the Uncertain Vista album and No Way In, No Way Out, Would It All Be Different?, Pain and Hold Tight from NWINWO. These videos have been made by talented film-makers/videographers in Canada and the United Kingdom. Ottawa film-maker Jacob Fergus made the first video of A Writer's Retreat, which was set in the idyllic setting of a remote cabin on a lake north of the city. When No Way In, No Way Out was released in 2012, David Duchow, who is famous for his work with the Australian art-rock band The Church, approached Sills and Smith to lend his talents. The result is the beautiful Would It All Be Different? and the trippy Hold Tight. David lives near Montreal, Quebec and is a celebrated photographer and visual artist. Robin Youlton, an amazing composer of music set to historical events through his Rhesus Monkey project, produced the videos that are stunning social/political statements for No Way In, No Way Out and Pain. Robin lives and works in East Leake, England. A lovely video for the title track of Uncertain Vista was created by Jody MacPherson, using our song as the soundtrack for her family photographs taken through 2011. Jody is a communications and public relations expert living in Calgary, Alberta.
A Writer's Retreat music video by Jacob Fergus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNp7iW06Y7g
Would It All Be Different? music video by David Duchow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhxDKmYPdcg
Pain music video by Robin Youlton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8fAsFeBLNU
No Way In, No Way Out music video by Robin Youlton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkn3QvyEWqw
Hold Tight music video by David Duchow:
Uncertain Vista music video (our song set to family photos by Jody MacPherson):
Check out the following websites:
Sills and Smith on Itunes:
Sills and Smith on CD Baby:
King Minion Podcast
CKCU Radio, Carleton University
CHUO Radio, University of Ottawa
Trent University Radio
The Saturday Sandwich Radio Show, Scotland
David Duchow: www.davidduchow.com Robin Youlton - Rhesus Monkey: http://www.reverbnation.com/rhesusmonkey