Name, where are you from?
Silverbacks, we’re from Ireland.
Describe your style in three words?
Comfort always first.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Kilian: Television in Vicar Street playing the entire Marquee Moon album. A great band playing one of my favourite albums in one of Ireland’s best venues.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Daniel: Sonic Youth and Suspicious Minds-era Elvis. At the end of the night, we’d all get on stage together to play ‘Suspicious Minds’. I imagine a Sonic Elvis supergroup would be something people would be interested in.
Which subcultures have influenced you?
Kilian: Spectralism. I’m not sure if it classifies as a subculture or if it plays any role in Silverbacks but the music of Grisey and Tenney has had a pretty big impact on my own college studies.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Gary: Bob Marley. I love reggae and have been a massive Bob Marley fan for years.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Peadar: Pharmacia in Limerick. We played a DIYLK night there and we were treated like royalty. There’s a fantastic community of bands and musicians in Limerick helping each other out.
Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Daniel: High Llamas. I first got into High Llamas before the likes of YouTube and Spotify gave an idea of how 'big' or 'popular' a band was. I was really surprised to find out that they weren’t a household name. Sean O’Hagan from High Llamas used to be in Microdisney and appears on the Stereolab records.
Silverbacks recently released a video for their latest single 'Pink Tide', watch it below. You can catch the Dublin art-punk outfit performing at the Seoda Shows in Limerick this August. tickets and details can be found here.