Only coming together in February 2013, enigmatic Merseyside newcomers The Old Silent are pleased to announce that they will be digitally releasing their debut double A side single ‘Ever You’ / ‘Ill Wind’ on Monday 17th June.
After a great reception to Ill Wind on Hypemachine and various music blogs, the band are now streaming ‘Ever You’.
Written, produced and recorded by the band themselves and mixed by up-and-coming producer Tarek Musa (who’s worked in various capacities with luminaries Dan Croll, Mikhael Paskalev and Jethro Fox), this debut foray from The Old Silent sets out their stall as definite ones to watch from the burgeoning grass roots Liverpool music scene that’s sprung up surrounding the vibrant arts scene centered around independent venues like Mello Mello and The Kazimier.
A conglomerate of songwriters and musicians from the local scene, The Old Silent finally hit on the magic formula when they combined forces to begin work on this new project featuring seasoned North Yorkshire born singer songwriter Lewis Fieldhouse.
“I wrote the lyrics to Ever You a long time ago, about 5 years" says vocalist and guitarist Ste Forshaw "I was thinking about a relationship in hindsight after it's breakdown, neither fondly nor unfavourably, just looking at both sides of it, with open eyes. It's about the things you'll miss and the things you won't, the person you were for the other, who you can't be anymore. The last couple of lines were written more recently, saying whatever decisions we'd make from here on out would have no bearing on each other, which just made me think. Lyrically it's pretty simple, which I liked and writing it was definitely a cathartic process."
The double A side juxtaposes the two sides to The Old Silent perfectly, with ‘Ever You’ showcasing their talent for delicate, Bombay Bicycle Club melodies and taking inspiration from the lo-fi skiffle of Elliot Smith, whilst flipside ‘Ill Wind’ flits betweenModest Mouse inspired distortion, patches of harmonic and melodic complexity recalling Mystery Jets and a healthy dose of Blue Collar US rock that Bruce Springsteen would be proud to pump fist to.
With a handful of key performances under their belt, this intriguing new quartet aren’t giving much away, only recently giving fans the chance to hear material live at a low key support slot with Alcopop Records’ My First Tooth at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool.
The band will be releasing a video for ‘Ever You’ in the coming weeks and supportApologies, I Have None on 11th September at Birthdays in Dalston, London.
Ever You / Ill Wind was released physically on 17th May and digitally on 17th June
MEDIA PRAISE for THE OLD SILENT:
'An alluring mix of grungy guitars, folky harmonies and wistful melodies' - When The Gramophone Rings
'Ones to watch' - Independent Music News