A blurred palette of sonics, from post-punk to shoegazing pop frenetics.
With taut rhythms of 70s punk and the freak-outs of NYC no-wave, Silverbacks who are a 5-piece band from Dublin, craft a signature sound spiked with triple guitar riffs and on-the-pulse lyrics.
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The band have independently released a string of singles but Fad is their debut album and represents the sound of a band trying to make sense of a noisy and disjointed world - one that competes for your attention at every turn. For them, it has come to be a symbol of what it feels like to try and absorb the world through both fleeting moments in front of screens, and prolonged obsessive periods filled with focus. They pull apart pop-culture in search of new meaning, whether it’s a nod to The Simpsons (Fad 95), imagining a lost John Hughes film (Klub Silberrücken), spiralling downwards into youtube deep-dives (Pink Tide), or making sense of youth culture through The Urban Dictionary (Grinning At The Lid). Much in the same way that modern life can be defined by its unpredictability, Silverbacks colourful, vivid and exuberant songs dismantle their source material and end up in places that you don’t think they will.
2 Pink Tide
3 Drink It Down
4 Fad '95
6 Klub Silberrücken
7 Travel Lodge Punk
8 Just In The Band
9 Grinning At The Lid
10 Muted Gold
11 Up The Nurses
12 Madra Uisce
13 Last Orders
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Nominated 'Best Independent Retailer' at the Music Week Awards in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Nominated "Indie Champions" at the 2015 AIM Awards.