Silver/Back/Club – Silver/Back/Club EP
Silver/Back/Club, are a bass-guitar-drums-synth playing quartet from Deeside, Wales bustling out with their cracking debut 3-track EP. The band featured on the BBC’s Adam Walton’s playlist as he covered the Focus Wales festival in April this year where the band played their opening track – ‘Pale Face’; a 4min synth-fused offering and a good choice of an opening track. It’s a nicely written piece with changes in sound from being busy early on to relatively calmer in the latter stages of the song. The bass line and the synths are prominent throughout and blend together.
The second track, ‘Lewy’, has a slightly calmer sound, but has a bit of tension going on through the lyrics. Featuring some lovely effects going on, the synth blends again with the vocals this time with the bass taking a back seat. It’s ethereal and feels as though it’s holding back something (which adds to the tension in the lyrics) until it picks up midway through the track. The track grows as it goes on – it grows on you as a listener but also in terms of writing so keep listening.
The EP is rounded off by ‘It’s a Wolf’, a very bass-orientated opening and which certainly ends with a blast and a sudden surprise. This has the most movement of the three songs; it’s the bass which keeps it going.
Each track holds something different and has its own appeal both in terms of composition, effects and lyrics. A really good start and looking forward to more.
Released April 24 2012 through Bandcamp
Posted by Angela Jaap
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