Dublin art-punks Silverbacks take time to answer 13 questions for Getintothis, where we found out about hangover remedies, romantic nights and watching Love Island.
Silverbacks stomp back into action in 2018 with the release of a new single produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox. Dunkirk was released on June 15 and has been described as ‘jagged and menacing’.
‘The song is about a character who is questioning the life they have been dealt,” Silverbacks tell us. “They find themselves in a near dystopian future where Dunkirk, despite its history, has become a built-up holiday destination for young families.”
Singer Daniel O’Kelly delivers a stream of consciousness about martial strife, the perfect sandcastle and spotting a con artist when he sees one.
Getintothis caught up with the band and found out about their lives and loves.
- Where are you and what are you doing?
Currently on the couch in my apartment answering these questions listening to some hard-bop jazz.
- How is that working out?
Grand so far but I’m getting pretty hungry.
- What is the last gig you went to?
LCD Soundsystem in Malahide Park – Dublin. I was only just back from Primavera so I was knackered but I trooped on. They were great.
- Recommend one band or album that you think we should check out
I’ve been listening to Buck Meek’s album this week. He’s the guitarist from Big Thief and he’s playing in Dublin end of August.
- What is the worst gig you’ve ever done?
We played one show where one of the amps blew just before we started so we had to improvise.
- What is your favourite meal?
Pesto pasta with generous doses of parmesan cheese. Think I’ll have that for lunch actually.
- Can you cook?
Yes, of course. It’s a life-skill and a necessary part of adulthood. I can’t drive though so I should really sort that out.
- Tell us a secret
I’ve been watching the highlights of Love Island on their YouTube channel and I don’t know why.
- What’s the best night out you’ve ever had?
It was May 28th, the last day of school. I was a freshman and doing my best to avoid the incoming hazing and paddling. A few nice seniors took me under their wing and we spent the night at the local Emporium, drinking beers and smoking. We then went to an impromptu keg party planned in a field under a moonlight tower and I spent a nice romantic night with a senior. I missed out on Aerosmith tickets but it was worth it. I got home early the next morning and listened to Slow Ride by Foghat.
- When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
March 17th 2018, we were at a house party and my friend made a funny remark that isn’t suitable for the internet and I don’t think the joke would land anyway.
- What s your hangover remedy?
A good sleep does the trick but if I have to get up and be functional here are some hot tips: –
- 10k run while listening to Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town on repeat.
- Swim in the Irish sea
- A chicken sandwich, leather on the butter (preferably Kerrygold) and a healthy dose of mayonnaise.
- Pint of Guinness
- If you can manage to do all those things in that order you’re golden.
- Vinyl, CD, MP3 or Streaming?
Mainly streaming for now but one day when I can hopefully afford it/have the space I’ll primarily listen to vinyl, read from hardback books, and have the latest Hoover technology – inspired by Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers.