It’s that time again, when are man on the ground Desh Kapur Editor/Photographer All Music Magazine UK/Europe spotlights a bands or artists he thinks are going to have a big 2021 ; bands and artists we think you should check out to stay ahead of the curve.
So here are SILVERTWIN, they take 60’s cool, mix it with 70’s retro add a touch of the 80’s and then craft some on the finest tunes around at the moment. So put on your aviators, because they are coming to a festival near you very soon!!!!
The London 5 piece are the brainchild of are Isaac Shalam, who formed Silvertwin while at college in London; bringing in the quartet of like-minded souls Alicia Barisani, Dan Edery, Lauric Mackintosh and Antonio Naccache to complete the line up.
SILVERTWIN’S self titeled debut album will be released on July 16th 2021. The record is masterfully produced by Foxygen’s esteemed Jonathan Rado(The Flaming Lips / The Killers / Father John Misty) who has mentored and supported the band from their very earliest days. Providing the record with the classic finish it richly deserves, ‘Silvertwin’ was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios and mixed by the legendary Cenzo Townshend
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So we decided it was time to have a little chat with them to see where they came from and what they have been up to and what their plans for the future are.
What is the story behind your name?
It took longer than we’d like to admit to find the right name: it was a long brainstorming and sticking post-its on the wall situation. Silvertwin was the first and only name that felt right then and feels right now.
What first got you into music? or Who inspired you to make music?
We all got into music at a fairly young age. We grew up getting into what our parents would listen to at home and in the car and remember the feeling of seeing the first live show and realising we wanted to do that. The rest happened quite organically: obsessively trying to find more songs that resonated with us, picking up instruments to figure out musical parts, playing in high school bands and going to music uni!
How did you all meet?
We all met at different times. Alicia and I (Isaac) met one summer during high-school and ended up going to the same Uni where we first met Dan in the local Uni cafe playing songs we liked the sound of. We hit it off right away. I then met Lauric during one of my performance classes. We played a few assessments together which made me realise that our on stage communication was great! We also really got on so I asked him to join. He introduced the rest of us to his high school friend Antonio who was the missing piece of the puzzle!
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
My goal has always been to try and write catchy, classic pop tunes.
What is your creative process like?
I write the songs at the piano and figure out all of the parts when demoing them on my laptop, at home. I then take them to the band to figure out how to translate them into a live scenario.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Springsteen would be the dream. More up and coming artists that we’d love to support are Benny Sings and Dante Elephante!
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Come to a show – we can’t wait to see you!
What is the most useless talent you have?
Alicia is pretty good at embroidery. But you never know if that could come in handy for merch one day? Lauric is also really good at bowling!
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yes. I personally enjoy singing Moving Out by Billy Joel, Dan mostly sticks to Michael Jackson tunes and Antonio to the latest Ariana Grande hit.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
We try not to think about that lol
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
We have mainly performed in small capacity pubs and venues around London. Our favourite venue was the Pinups in Angel. We played there just before the first lockdown and thought the sound, space and vibe of the place was great! Unfortunately we are not sure if they are going to reopen but it was definitely the nicest venue we have played in so far. There were a few venues we played that didn’t have the best equipment and sound but we think that’s part of the experience when starting off and also really good practice to deal with things not working as planned on the spot.
We have our album release show coming up on the 15th of July at the Sebright Arms and are buzzing!
What is your favourite song to perform?
One of our favourite songs to perform live is Doubted. That one is really special in the set as in the last few shows, the audience has been singing the piano line to us. No idea when that started happening but we love that it stuck!
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Here’s a few that you definitely didn’t expect. What comes to mind first is this up and coming band from Liverpool called The Beatles? They’re definitely up to something interesting, would deffo recommend.. Brian Wilson is another musician that we admire a lot. Alicia and I were lucky enough to see him live a few years ago and it is by far the best gig I’ve ever been to.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
A recurring thing we have is Antonio wanting to climb on random things: gates, walls and trees… He is quite the explorer! We collectively experience psychological trauma when we can’t find him before a show. Eventually we’d like to set it up so he can play the set dangling from the ceiling.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
If you enjoy what you do, you’ll do it well.
What’s next for you?
A lot more. We’re really looking forward to our album release and the upcoming shows! Also hope to start working on Album 2 very soon!
DEBUT ALBUM: ‘SILVERTWIN’ OUT 16 JULY 2021
I DON’T WANT TO FIGHT ANYMORE
THE NIGHT IS OURS
LOVE ME HATE ME
TAKE ME ON
DRIVING ME WILD
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
July 15th Sebright Arms Hackney with guest Georgie Weston
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.