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
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.
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
...I SEE RIVERS
Thursday 16th January
...I See Rivers
Friday 17th January
16 Dec, 2019
DIY Magazine's Hello 2020 at The Old Blue Last in London during January features Primary Talent International artists:
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 20||Kasbah Social Club||Limerick, Republic Of Ireland|
|28 Aug 20||The Grand Social||Dublin, Republic Of Ireland|
|01 Sep 20||The Crofters Rights||Bristol|
|02 Sep 20||The Victoria (Dalston)||London|
|03 Sep 20||Network 2||Sheffield|
|04 Sep 20||The Hug and Pint||Glasgow|
|05 Sep 20||Manchester Psych Fest||Manchester|
|06 Sep 20||Heartbreakers||Southampton|
|08 Sep 20||The Hope & Ruin||Brighton|
|09 Sep 20||Hare & Hounds||Birmingham|