Dublin-based five-piece Silverbacks have just shared their new single ‘Sirens’. Nice Swan Records – the indie label which has given rise to the likes of Sports Team, Pip Blom and Fur – released the single on Friday 15th November 2019.
Earning widespread critical acclaim (NME, DIY, Clash, Stereogum, 6Music) for the results, fellow Dubliner and Girl Band’s bass player Daniel Fox produced the last three singles for Silverbacks: ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Just In The Band’ and ‘Pink Tide’. Keeping him on to record ‘Sirens’, we hear the creative spark well intact, with plenty to latch on to. The lushly recorded propulsive rhythm section prompts a visceral response from the three guitarists who weave fuzz-laden riffs, tonally warped solos, and spindly post-punk riffs into the phenomenal mix.
Switching from semi spoken nonchalance to unabashedly catchy glam punk melodies singer Daniel O’Kelly uses these aesthetics to deliver lyrics where he’s camouflaging his disdain towards society with his natural sardonic wit.
Of the lyrics, O’Kelly says: “In ‘Sirens’, the narrator misses riots and important protests taking place in his city because he’s too preoccupied with writing the perfect soundtrack for what is happening. He’s equally distracted by his relationship issues, tennis, and his obsession with his favourite band.”
‘Sirens’ comes towards the end of a very strong year for Silverbacks. Hot off the back of supporting Girl Band on their recent tour, the band have also been on the road with Ride and The Lemonheads, played Electric Picnic (Ireland) and now signing to Nice Swan are just some of the highs.
Having finally completed recording of their highly-anticipated debut studio album this year, 2020 is freed up for a major push. This terrific new band will be unstoppable.
Nov 13 – Great Escape First Fifty, The Macbeth, London UK
Nov 14 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France (w/Girl Band)
Dec 13 – Nerve Centre, Derry Northern Ireland
Jan 15-18 2020 – Eurosonic, Gronigen, Netherlands
Jan 31 2020 – Sebright Arms, London UK
May 13-16 2020 – The Great Escape, Brighton UK