Monday 29th July 2019

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.

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