Previously featured Dublin five-piece indie-rock band Silverbacks remind me of an upbeat and noise-driven version of Parquet Courts with a touch of Pavement.

‘Just For A Better View’ released on their on PK Miami Records explores themes of “gentrification, classism and the importance of telling man’s best friend how you really feel.”

The track is four minutes and 20 seconds of infectious guitar riffs, crashing drum beats and raw vocals that drone out to the rhythm.

Catch them live at The Brú House Newbridge on Friday December 1st with Oh Boland and Luke Redmond or at The Shaw Sessions in The Bernard Shaw on Thursday December 7th.

Posted on November 22nd, 2017


Silverbacks are a new Dublin-based band whose music is in the field of slacker indie and noise-pop.

Sink The Fat Moon, the band’s debut EP establishes the new band: brothers and songwriters Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly, bassist Emma Hanlon, drummer Gary Wickham and guitarist Peadar Kearney.

These five songs channel noise-rock elders like Sonic Youth and Television with the Pavement-esque arched art-indie. Check out the EP:

The band launch the EP with a midnight show in Whelan’s on Saturday May 27th.

Posted on May 18th, 2017