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Silverbacks are a 5 piece band from Dublin, Ireland. Taking their cues from the taut rhythms and urgent drive of late 70s punk and the discordant, unpredictable freak outs of NYC no-wave, they craft a signature sound spiked with triple guitar riffs, a motorik rhythm section and on the pulse lyrics.

The band have independently released a string of singles produced by Girl Band bassist Daniel Fox, beginning in 2018 with 'Dunkirk' and 'Just in the Band'. This was followed in 2019 by 'Pink Tide' and 'Sirens', which was part of a double A side 7 inch single released with second single 'Drool' by UK independent label Nice Swan Records in January 2020. These single releases were backed by festival appearances at Simple Things, Swn, Eurosonic and Electric Picnic, headline shows in the UK and Ireland and supporting Girl Band on their sold out UK tour dates.
The band have completed the recording of their debut album 'Fad' which is slated for release on Friday May 22nd.

"... infectious and breakneck" - Stereogum

"Try to follow the thread of those guitars. It's impossible. Twisting, turning and transforming like Optimus Prime in a sticky-floored club, it drives each track into cacophonous, explosive territory" - NME

"Dublin's Silverbacks are at the forefront of this, all bassline spasms, taut percussive patterns and barbed wire guitar explosions" - Clash Magazine

"With the same sarcy, stone and starving balled-up frustration as Brooklynites Parquet Courts, Dublin's Silverbacks are an exciting new prospect" - DIY Magazine - The Neu Bulletin

"A jagged-yet-slick piece of modern post-punk" - The 405

"No-one in Ireland is making slacker indie pop quite like Silverbacks" - Nialler9

"If you like a bit of thought in your punk, you'll love this" - Songwriting Magazine

"They unleash a relentless energy as it hits the sweet spot between melodic repetition, pent up aggression and danceable infectiousness" - BarryGruff

"jittery, overly caffeinated post-punk" - Tome To The Weather Machine

...Daniel O'Kelly - Vocals & Guitar
...Kilian O'Kelly - Guitar & Vocals
...Peadar Kearney - Guitar
...Emma Hanlon - Bass & Vocals
...Gary Wickham - Drums

Photo by Brid O'Donovan.



  • 11 Mar, 2020

    Psyched Fest 2020 - Lunch Money Life and Silverbacks announced

    Psyched Fest 2020

    Psyched Fest Announcement
  • 12 Feb, 2020

    Silverbacks: We All Want Someone... Feature

    Silverbacks new single 'Drool' is featured in We All Want Someone To Shout For.

  • 03 Feb, 2020

    Silverbacks: New Single 'Drool'

    Silverbacks new single 'Drool' is featured in Stereogum, and available as a limited edition 7" on Nice Swan.

  • 03 Feb, 2020

    Silverbacks: Tour Dates

    Silverbacks have announced their forthcoming tour & festival dates.

    silverbacks tour
  • 24 Jan, 2020

    Silverbacks: Live At Eurosonic 2020

    Silverbacks were live at De Ambassade, during last weekend's Eurosonic 2020.

  • 15 Jan, 2020

    Silverbacks: KEXP 'Song Of The Day'

    Silverbacks are KEXP song of the day with 'Sirens'.

  • 15 Jan, 2020

    ESNS Festival 2020

    The Eurosonic Noorderslag festival begins today in Groningen, Netherlands and features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.

    Wednesday 15th January
    ...Sorcha Richardson
    ...Alfie Templeman

    Thursday 16th January
    ...I See Rivers
    ...Sorcha Richardson
    ...Just Mustard
    ...Bad Nerves

    Friday 17th January
    ...Charlotte Adigéry

  • 16 Dec, 2019

    Hello 2020

    DIY Magazine's Hello 2020 at The Old Blue Last in London during January features Primary Talent International artists:


    Hello 2020
  • 03 Dec, 2019

    Silverbacks: The Fader '20 Best Rock Songs'

    Silverbacks' new single 'Sirens' is amongst The Fader's list of 'The 20 Best Rock Songs Right Now'.

  • 22 Nov, 2019

    Silverbacks: DIY magazine / Girl Band London Support

    "The foundations of what's come to come are laid by fellow Dublin hailers Silverbacks, who in their snappy seven-song set, provide a suitably delicate warm up act, for the carnage that's to follow, wetting the whistle for that post-punk flavour with strong melodies and a teasing motorik beat, light sprinklings of dread with that darling elegant lighter side." - DIY

27 Aug 20Kasbah Social ClubLimerick, Republic Of Ireland
28 Aug 20The Grand SocialDublin, Republic Of Ireland
01 Sep 20The Crofters RightsBristol
02 Sep 20The Victoria (Dalston)London
03 Sep 20Network 2Sheffield
04 Sep 20The Hug and PintGlasgow
05 Sep 20Manchester Psych FestManchester
06 Sep 20HeartbreakersSouthampton
08 Sep 20The Hope & RuinBrighton
09 Sep 20Hare & HoundsBirmingham