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Silverbacks - Archive Material
Silverbacks - Archive Material
Silverbacks - Archive Material

Silverbacks - Archive Material

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Mark our words, one of 2022's BIGUNS. A right smasher of an album, this.

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In years from now, anyone seeking to make sense of what life was like during a global pandemic should extend their research beyond the newspaper clippings and dive into the art produced during the period. Archive Material - the aptly-titled second album by Dublin-based art-rock quintet Silverbacks - will make for a particularly illuminating listen on the subject. Capturing the absurd mixture of monotony and creeping disquiet experienced by many of us this past 18 months, it’s simultaneously sobering and wickedly droll.

Spend more than five minutes in the company of brothers/band founders Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly and you’ll quickly realise this playfulness is hardwired. Reminiscing about their upbringing in Brussels, they gently rib one another about their early creative abilities. 

Recorded with Girl Band-bassist Daniel Fox - who the band had initially admired for his production work with Paddy Hanna - its release was initially scheduled for November 2019, before being put back to March 2020 for logistical reasons. When the music industry was derailed by the pandemic, its release was postponed indefinitely. Frustrated, the band took control and opted to put it out in July 2020, against the advice of their label. Daniel explains, “We knew it was a risk, but just for our own sanity, we just needed to get it out there and move on to the next thing.

Keenly observed and vividly rendered, Archive Material is an eye-witness account of human resilience as much as it is a compelling indie-rock record. Future historians take note.

Format Info

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

* EXCLUSIVE to #DinkedEdition

Tracklisting

Archive Material
A Job Worth Something
Wear My Medals
They Were Never Our People
Rolodex City
Different Kind of Holiday
Carshade
Central Tones
Recycle Culture
Econymo
Nothing to Write Home About
I’m Wild

Artist: Silverbacks
Label: Full Time Hobby
Catalogue: FTH422LP
Barcode: 5060626463868
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 21st January 2022
                               

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