Saturday, 12 March 2016

Single: Silences - There's A Wolf

Silences There's A Wolf



Silences - There's A Wolf


Info: Alternative group from Armagh, Silences, will release their third EP, Luna, co-produced by Tommy McLaughlin (SOAK/Villagers) and Declan Legge (SOAK/Ciaran Lavery), on April 15th. With comparisons drawn to the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Jeff Buckley, and Villagers, Silences look set for a very fruitful 2016.

Speaking on the release of the new single, frontman Conchúr White said: "'There's A Wolf' is about the menace of nostalgia and how our minds can reinterpret our memories and feelings to make us miss something that we never cared that much for. Musically, I believe it’s a massive progression for the band.” The lyrics appear to reference the lure of a wolf despite its danger. Perhaps something from our past, that may have attractive qualities but is bad for us.

Silences have certainly built on their sound and modified their focus since the likes of last years single 'The Sea' which propelled them to the forefront of a lot of people's attention and saw them become quite a talking point. 'There's A Wolf' takes their bread and butter sound and then morphs it into a harder and more energetic rock sound. 

Touch points might be Bombay Bicycle Club and I'm onside with the Death Cab for Cutie references, but these begin to slip away at the songs half-way point when the band collapse the alternative-folk sound and unleash an almost psychedelic wall of out of control searing electric guitar riffs and vigorous drums, like watching the controlled detonation of a building in reverse slow-motion. This change may have surprised me had it not been for witnessing it live recently in Whelan's last January where they put on a very pleasing and energetic performance. Definitely one of the most interesting and assured bands on the island at the moment who are already sounding like the finished article to be slightly crude.


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