Record of the Month: Silverbacks - Archive Material

Archive Material is the second studio LP from (mostly) Dublin-based art-rock quintet Silverbacks, and it's a bloody corker.

Silverbacks are brothers Kilian O'Kelly (guitar), Daniel O'Kelly (vocals and another guitar), bassist and vocalist Emma Hanlon, drummer Gary Wickham and (another!) guitarist Peadar Kearney. Archive Material was produced with Daniel Fox (Gilla Band) and it retains all the humour and irreverence of Fad, whilst cranking through the propulsive gears to really euphoric effect.




You'll remember that we went pretty hard on the band's excellent 'Fad' debut back in 2020, so there was very little deliberation in locking in a Dinked Edition to celebrate this fantastic new record.

Dinked Edition 150
+ Clear vinyl *
+ Bonus 7” with two extra tracks *
+ Alternative sleeve *
+ Lyric sheet *
+ Limited pressing of 500 *
+ One Per Customer

The pressing is limited to just 500 copies, so don't miss out as when they're gone, they're gone!

"Bringing slick 00’s indie to the bleakness of the now" - NME




Triple guitars that wrap around one another like Television at their most frenetic, Silverbacks make dense and complicated songs sound light and airy. Vocally, both Daniel and Emma are ear-catching and having both voices offers up some great changes of pace throughout the album. With big plaudits at Stereogum and Bandcamp, they are clearly ones to watch and Archive Material feels very much like an album that will be a big part of our year.

January Record of the Month.

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