New album Archive Material set for release on Jan 21st 2022 via Full Time Hobby
2022 UK & IE tour dates
Dublin art-rock quintet Silverbacks are today sharing “Rolodex City”, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming new album Archive Material which is set for release on January 21st 2022 and via Full Time Hobby.
Pre-order the album here.
As Silverbacks release more new music from the follow-up to their Choice Music Prize-nominated debut album Fad, a picture of the band’s sardonic, often surrealist view of the characters and communities in their lives becomes clearer. New track “Rolodex City” is perhaps the most forensic in how it approaches its story of the latest anti-hero to find themselves under the Silverbacks microscope. Vocalist and guitarist Daniel O’Kelly comments further on the song.
“Rolodex City is about a property mogul who has fallen on very hard times during a period where technology has changed the way his business and people work. Similar to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid getting caught out by the trains, bicycles and an increasingly small world, Mr Rolodex is running out of options. He visits a town in a barren landscape with the hope of flipping a bit of land, posing as whatever character the people there will trust – Rolodex City.
Ultimately, our anti-hero has no luck and reluctantly ends his trip at a line dance led by Emma – feel free to join in!
To help set the scene, we used a live drum sound and contrasting drum machine claps and mechanical percussion. The guitars are inspired by the twang of country music with some Verlaine techniques employed on the solo, for the riff spotters.”
Silverbacks headline UK & IE tour dates March 2022
Tickets can be purchased here
02 March – Whelan’s DUBLIN, IE06 March – YES (Basement), MANHESTER, UK 07 March – Jimmy’s, LIVERPOOL, UK 08 March – The Louisiana, BRISTOL, UK 09 March – Prince Albert, BRIGHTON, UK 10 March – The Sebright Arms, LONDON, UK 11 March – The Loft, PORTSMOUTH, UK 12 March – Headrow House, LEEDS, UK
Silverbacks are:Emma Hanlon – Bass/Vocals Peadar Kearney – Guitar Daniel O’Kelly – Vocals/Guitar Kilian O’Kelly – Guitar/Vocals Gary Wickham – Drums
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.