Silverbacks are a 5 piece band from Dublin, Ireland. Taking their cues from the taut rhythms and urgent drive of late 70s punk and the discordant, unpredictable freak outs of NYC no-wave, they craft a signature sound spiked with triple guitar riffs, a motorik rhythm section and on the pulse lyrics.
The band have independently released a string of singles produced by Girl Band bassist Daniel Fox, beginning in 2018 with ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Just in the Band’. This was followed in 2019 by ‘Pink Tide’ and ‘Sirens’, which was part of a double A side 7 inch single released with second single ‘Drool’ by UK independent label Nice Swan Records in January 2020. These single releases were backed by festival appearances at Simple Things, Swn, Eurosonic and Electric Picnic, headline shows in the UK and Ireland and supporting Girl Band on their sold out UK tour dates. The band have completed the recording of their debut album which is slated for release summer 2020.
“…infectious and breakneck” – Stereogum
"Try to follow the thread of those guitars. It’s impossible. Twisting, turning and transforming like Optimus Prime in a sticky-floored club, it drives each track into cacophonous, explosive territory" - NME
"Dublin's Silverbacks are at the forefront of this, all bassline spasms, taut percussive patterns and barbed wire guitar explosions" - Clash Magazine
"With the same sarcy, stone and starving balled-up frustration as Brooklynites Parquet Courts, Dublin’s Silverbacks are an exciting new prospect" - DIY Magazine - The Neu Bulletin
“A jagged-yet-slick piece of modern post-punk” – The 405
“No-one in Ireland is making slacker indie pop quite like Silverbacks” – Nialler9
“If you like a bit of thought in your punk, you’ll love this” – Songwriting Magazine
“They unleash a relentless energy as it hits the sweet spot between melodic repetition, pent up aggression and danceable infectiousness” – BarryGruff
“jittery, overly caffeinated post-punk” – Tome To The Weather Machine