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Irish art punks Silverbacks have shared an excellent new track –“Just In The Band” – it is out on PK Miami.

Produced by Daniel Fox from fellow Dubliners Girl Band (when will we get something new from them?) the single has the same nagging unease as previous (outstanding) 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’.

There is something of Parquet Courts about them – that all too rare ability to match a frazzled grove with a pop sensibility and a “so what” attitude, and then expertly combine it all into something that is just as much sharp social commentary as it is mosh-pit dynamite.

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‘Is that blood?’

These Irish art punks Silverbacks delve into themes of false idolatry and deeper connection in their latest track ‘Just In The Band’ carries the same nagging unease as previous single Dunkirk with taut drums and unrelenting bass underpinning seasick guitar arps 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.

Upcoming shows:
November 22nd: Roisin Dubh Galway Ireland
December 1st: Other Voices Dingle Ireland
December 8th: Whelans (Upstairs) Dublin Ireland

Silverbacks are:
Daniel O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Kilian O’Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Peadar Kearney – Guitar
Emma Hanlon – Bass, Vocals
Gary Wickham – Drums