Sat 9th Feb | 23:15 | Spailpín Fánach
‘Is that blood?’
Irish art punks Silverbacks delve into themes of false idolatry and deeper connection in their latest track ‘Just In The Band’ out Friday November 23 rd on PK Miami. Produced by Daniel Fox from fellow Dubliners Girl Band, JITB carries the same nagging unease as previous single Dunkirk with taut drums and unrelenting bass underpinning seasick guitar arps and Daniel O’Kelly’s blunt commentary on the ‘problems down the back’.
Feedback soaked and frazzled, it sees the band step further away from their indie roots and more into the groove – if the groove covered itself in petrol and dared you to light the match.
Silverbacks are a thrilling prospect, delivering their own louche take on NYC-indebted rock: slack enough for the tastemakers while also mining the gems of a pop vein, catching the ears of those with a taste for a good hook. Now a full-fledged five piece after graduating from the bedroom project of songwriting brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, they ply their trade with as much emphasis on the dry humour running through Daniel’s lyrics as the propulsive, triple guitar-led onslaught in their music. Previous single Dunkirk drew plaudits from Paste, The 405, Nialler9, The Irish Times, Louder Than War and a whole host more reputable outlets. With a debut album on the way, JITB serves a sign of intent.
November 22 nd : Roisin Dubh Galway Ireland
December 1 st : Other Voices Dingle Ireland
December 8 th : Whelans (Upstairs) Dublin Ireland
Daniel O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Kilian O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Peadar Kearney – Guitar
Emma Hanlon – Bass, Vocals
Gary Wickham – Drums