The Smash PR Agency Welcomes You

A PR Agency specialising in Rock, Metal, Americana and Country music. By Musicians for musicians.


About Us

Our Background

Who are Smash PR?

Smash PR was set up in 2019 by industry mainstays Mark Clayden (Pitchshifter, This Is Menace) and Nikki Smash (The Rocket Dolls), with the aim to fast-track new talent into the eye of the music industry. Between them, Mark and Nikki have worked with dozens of up and coming artists and between them, have sold hundreds of thousands of albums.

What do Smash PR Offer?

You and your band will be able to step up to a professional level and be taken seriously by the industry and press. You will not be managed by Smash PR, but you will be able to move on to seek management once the PR campaign is complete.

How do Smash PR Choose Which Bands to Work With?

Smash PR can only work with a limited number of artists. Successful artists will be notified if they are chosen for PR

Who have Smash PR Worked With in the Past?


Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Classic Rock, Drummer, Rhythm, Bass Guitar Magazine, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Alternative Press, Revolver.


Zane Lowe, Radio One Rock Show, XFM Rock Show, Kerrang Radio


Sonisphere, Reading, Download, Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell, Ozzfest, Vans Warped Tour and many more.


Geffen, MCA, Sanctuary, Earache, Visible Noise, In At The Deepend, Undergroove.




ITB, Primary Talent, Xray, The Agency, Helter Skelter, Coda.


Hero PR, Press Counsel, Publicity PR, Central Press.


Awesome Merch,Diecast Design, Tom Lacey, Dose Productions, Noize Merch, Big Cartel, Bravado, Monster Screen Prints, Blue Grape, Band Stickers.


MD Clayden


MD Clayden a well respected and highly experienced musician with twenty-one years of experience working in the industry. He is the founding member and bass player of UK group Pitchshifter ( and has maintained strong links within the industry including press agents, labels, managers, promoters, booking agents, tour managers, artists and media contacts.


Mark has recorded and released eleven albums across 7 record labels (major and independent) including: MCA, Geffen and Sanctuary Records. He has worked with million selling American producers such as Dave Jerden (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Offspring), Machine (Lamb of God).

LIVE:Mark has toured thirty four countries at stadium level with Black Sabbath, Deftones, Incubus, Pantera, Korn, Metallica, Bad Religion, Napalm Death, Disturbed, QOTSA, Carcass, Tool, Ozzy Osbourne, IggyPop. He has performed at Vans Warped Tour, Download, Ozzfest and Reading 



Pitchshifter have had numerous front covers, interviews & reviews in: Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Classic Rock, Drummer, Rhythm, Bass Guitar Magazine, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Alternative Press, Revolver. He has made eight promotional videos and recorded numerous radio sessions for John Peel, Dan Carter and the Radio One Rock Show, Total Rock and XFM.

His music has been placed into video games (XBOX, Playstation) Hollywood films and TV (BBC1).

Mark has been a regular columnist for Total Guitar over the past three years.


Tour manager for Pitchshifter and for platinum and gold selling artists including Roland Gift (FineYoung Cannibals), Funeral for a Friend and the Sisters of Mercy, Mark holds wide experience of tour accounting, logistics, production (PA systems, lighting and stage crews).


Mark is director of PSI Records ( and has successfully released CDs and DVDs across the UK and Europe


Founding member behind This is Menace (, a supergroup made up of artists from eighteen bands including: Killing Joke, Funeral For a Friend, Hundred Reasons, Sikth, Fightstar, Pitchshifter, Earthtone9, Carcass, Napalm Death, Send More Paramedics, Therapy, Hiding Place, Amen, Murder One, Charger, The Ghost Of A Thousand, New Model Army.

Mark will soon be releasing material with his new band, ‘Evil I’, 2019 featuring members of Stamping Ground, Romeo Must Die and Pitchshifter. 


Nikki Smash

ABOUT NIKKI:A well-respected and highly experienced musician with over 23 years of experience within the industry. Nikki has carved a niche with his band The Rocket Dolls.


Nikki has recorded in many high caliber recording studios including; British Grove Studios, Metway, Air, Brighton Electric


Nikki has recorded and released albums, working with the following producers:

Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Don Broco), Mark Roberts, Andrew Cook, Rich Cooper, George Donoghue, Toby May, Ace (Skunk Anansie).


Nikki has recorded in the following high calibre recording studios; British Grove, Metway, Air, Brighton Electric


Nikki has toured alongside; Black Stone Cherry, Massive Wagons, Halestorm, Massive, Steel Panther and Slaves To Gravity.


Nikki has crewed for; New Model Army, Orange Goblin, Pitchshifter, Ugly Kid Joe.


The Rocket Dolls have to date, released three E.Ps and two full-length albums. They will be releasingtheir eagerly awaited third new album in 2020.

Photo Credits:

Nikki - MB Photos Scotland

MD Clayden - Pacific Curd Photography


Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed