Tits & Acid EXCLUSIVE: Premier of Silverclub’s “Back To The Start” Music Video, New EP OUT NOW!

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Silverclub returns to the spotlight this week with the music video premier of “Back to the Start”, exclusively on T&A! The song comes hot off their newest EP, NOW available on Red Laser Records! Just as the title implies, these guys are onto new beginnings. The release marks the jubilant end to a long and bumpy road, personifying everything this Indie project has set out to accomplish. Backed with the new haunting vocals of Henrietta Smith-Rolla and a fresh batch of tunes, these Brits are tearing it up. Watch their brand new music video, directed by Torie Zalben, and check out the ‘Back to the Start EP’ below!

Silverclub hails from Manchester, one of the world’s premier hotspots for electronic music culture. The group is a creative collaboration of several individuals, spearheaded by founder Duncan Jones. In the beginning their career (relatively speaking) was a bit out of sorts. He’s basically the only original player left at this point, à la Anthony Kiedis and his Chili Peppers. Frequent member changes and various dramas within the group were undoubtedly the biggest challenges. It took years to hit a stride but the work has paid off. At last, the paths of these individual artists have finally merged into one solid lineup. Silverclub really is back to the start, and they’re only going up from here. In fact, in a conversation the other day Duncan said he couldn’t be happier with where the band is at overall. 

avatars-000054404728-edtfxm-t500x500The ‘Back to the Start EP’ features 3 original productions as well as a new remix, all with their own unique merits. Earlier today I saw them heavily described as a disco act in another article, but in my opinion that’s hardly the case. Such an oversimplification was actually a tad insulting. Today, if it has pop and a dance beat it must be disco. Sure there’s the occasional funky drumbeat here and there, but the nail is very far from the head. In the great words of David Bryne, “this ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around”. Duncan used to DJ before starting This Year’s Model, the music project which would eventually become Silverclub. That is the genesis of their electronic approach. Back then his palette consisted of a lot of techno heavy floor bangers. His affinity for that brain-shredding 808 sound and old Daft Punk records remains true. Those influences are a huge factor in the group’s style. Now add the input of four other people. As each track on the release unfolds, they becomes harder and harder to define. You might remember Trouble” and Gravity” from one of our summer spotlights, but they’re just getting an official release on this EP. Combine those with “Back to the Start” and you have a comprehensive blend of colorful, dancy, and punky rhythms that will stump any labelist. Whichever way you try to narrow the scope, they do it right. 

What about their performance you ask? Allow me answer with utmost enthusiasm. Indie-type bands can be disappointing live, more than often than not because they’re better behind a studio than playing instruments together. MGMT is probably the worst offender in this aspect. Their fans would love to argue that Oracular Spectacular is one of the best indie/pop albums of 2008. This might be true in the production sense, but it also became their biggest disadvantge. They put so much effort into the tracks themselves, I doubt they ever truly questioned whether or not they would be able to perform the songs in a way that replicates the album. They add so many tracks into their studio layout that it becomes almost impossible to translate live. Silverclub is nothing like that at all. In fact, they are the polar opposite: They write neat stuff and play it well too. More notably, they segue from each track into the next during their performances. Think about that. Other than of course DJs, that not only sets them apart from other Indie groups, but most non-jamband acts in general. Their live show really is something to write home about (I’m actually doing that right now), and we can’t wait for them to land on our homefront someday. There might even be some news of that in the semi-near future, but I can’t say anything more. In the meantime, you can purchase the new ‘Back to the Start EP’ on Red Laser Records! If you think it about it this way, being a UK group, it’s almost like a secret shared between us and them. Enjoy!

-CB

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Posted on October 11, 2014, in Album Reviews, Releases, Spotlight and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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