Silverbacks’ new song was produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox
return with their new single ‘Pink Tide’, released on Thursday 16th May.
Continuing their fruitful studio partnership with Girl Band’s Daniel Fox, with
‘Pink Tide’ they lay waste to easy pigeonholing and strike out on their own,
furrowing a path laced with deadpan humour and some sick twin lead guitar
lines. The band are performing in London tonight, May 16th, at the Bermondsey
Social Club with support from GURU and Super Paradise.
Musically, it was
described by Stereogum as having “a
cruising, catchy verse, and in a way it sets you up for the surprise of the
chorus, a sardonic post-punk burst disrupting the seemingly laidback music that
Silverbacks’ Daniel O’Kelly says the origins of the track came from “another demo, poorly named ‘Mark
E. Smith Eats His Purple Crayon’. In the end we realised that the riff deserved
better, and we started writing what eventually became Pink Tide.”.
While no less frenetic than
their previous barnburners ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Just In The Band’, ‘Pink Tide’ is an
altogether more considered affair. Over a steady chug, vocalist Daniel O’Kelly
doles out tales of a slow unravelling of fashionable and futile revolutions in
a land drowning in pomp and circumstance. In keeping with the spirit of the
band, interlocking guitars hook the audience in for the chorus. “Make way for the guards!”
he shouts, in mock reverence for time honoured traditions, followed immediately
with a derisive “They’re
nothing to me”. The spark that threatens to ignite throughout the
duration of tune finally catches fire as Peadar Kearney and Kilian O’Kelly’s
guitars lock horns over a kinetic backbeat to drive the song home.
After garnering support from the likes of NME,
Paste, BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and more for their previous output and
recently completing sessions for their debut album, the stage is set for
Silverbacks to make their break out of their homeland and bring their
inimitable brand of sinewy, groove flecked rock ‘n’ roll further afield.