Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Silences - The Sea

Armagh based group Silences have been on our radar since way back in 2012, back when it was still the solo project of Conchúr White. Since then, we've seen Silences expand into a five-piece band whilst delivering some great music, with their "Nevernames" E.P and single "Sister Snow", all whilst quietly bubbling away, building up a solid ground beneath them as they move up to the next level of their career.

And move up they have done, at least if their new single "The Sea" is anything to go by. Although the band's songs to date have been quite accessible, this new single seems to have been written specifically to win over as many people as humanly possible, and there's no doubt that they've succeeded. The song is a wonderful example of 'emotional indie' in the style of Kodaline (which is a compliment, by the way), with the song building up slowly into a satisfying and powerful denouement.

Although this blog tries not to break into hyperbole and grand predictions (seriously), on this occasion, I am willing to go out on a limb and do just that - "The Sea" is going to be massive. Whether that means relatively massive (ie picks up a ridiculous amount of online love massive), or massive massive (i.e breaks into the charts massive) remains to be seen. But one thing is clear - "The Sea" is the moment that has made it impossible to ignore Silences. They are going places.

"The Sea" will be released digitally on May 7th.

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