Smiling Ivy are a lyrically-explosive Sheffield five-piece who play an authentic fusion of ska, dub, hip-hop and punk. Since forming in 2007, the outspoken band has clashed good-time vibes and controversial social observation – offering an upbeat, but unashamedly honest, opinion of the times.
Renowned for wildly-chaotic live shows; Smiling Ivy have performed hundreds of gigs in the UK and Europe, including several tours. The band have recently released their debut album ‘Quick Sin Jukebox’, which follows four previous EPs.
Smiling Ivy have performed at: Boomtown Fair; Eden Festival; Alchemy Festival; Y Not Festival; Symmetry Festival; Galtres Parklands; One Love Festival; Landed Festival and many more. The band have supported: The Selecter; The Beat; Dub Pistols; Frank Turner; The Correspondents; Zion Train; The Toasters; Jaya The Cat; Slamboree; Ed Byrne; Frankie Boyle and many more.
“Love it, love it, love it, love it.” - BBC Introducing Sheffield
"A faultless marriage of 2 Tone and third wave ska punk." - Now Then
“The album flows seamlessly...9/10.” - Toast Magazine
“They’re smashing, nice original touch.” - Dave Wakeling The Beat
“Your Smiling Ivy love affair is just a couple of clicks away.” - The Punk Archive