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.
16 Jul, 2020
10 Jul, 2020
26 Jun, 2020
09 Jun, 2020
- 14 May, 2020
11 Mar, 2020
Psyched Fest 2020
12 Feb, 2020
Silverbacks new single 'Drool' is featured in We All Want Someone To Shout For.
03 Feb, 2020
Silverbacks new single 'Drool' is featured in Stereogum, and available as a limited edition 7" on Nice Swan.
03 Feb, 2020
Silverbacks have announced their forthcoming tour & festival dates.
24 Jan, 2020
Silverbacks were live at De Ambassade, during last weekend's Eurosonic 2020.