Dublin, County Dublin
From a pop encounter to creating black and white sound, the Dublin based electronic duo walk the line between experimentation and melody. – State.ie
SYLK are a dark distorted electro-pop duo based in Ireland. The female duo are visually intense and lyrically dark. SYLK began their musical journey with the release of ‘Am I Alone’, followed by their acclaimed EP ‘nwyr’, which led to standout appearances at Forbidden Fruit Festival, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes Showcase, Whelan’s Ones to Watch, BD Festival, as well as headlining the legendary Button Factory. Ireland's foremost music blogger, Nialler9, described them as an exciting “cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs”, and the premiere Irish music magazine Hot Press classing the duo as ‘having already established a reputation for themselves as being a darkly mysterious, neon-soaked duo. SYLK are doing everything musical to establish themselves as an emerging Irish act.’
Showcasing a dark, distorted, black and white sound along with noise, harmony and visuals mixed with electro-pop elements.
2018 has been a very promising year for SYLK, with the release of their single 'GIRL' in late February gaining much attention to the eclectic duo, proving their diversity as a band to not only be capable of capturing listeners with their dark, bass heavy sounds but to bring their fun and playful attributes as a female duo to the forefront alongside gaining an increasing amount of Spotify streams which is now at over 170k.
SYLK's music is also gaining interest in the fashion scene with their music being featured in Brown Thomas season campaigns and NCAD fashion films.
SYLK named as one of the State Faces of 2018 - State.ie
Featured as one of the '20 Most Promising Emerging Acts of 2018'- The Last Mixed Tape
"A cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs. It’s only the beginning but there’s very much more to come from SYLK”. – Nialler9
"These girls have been steadily carving a name for themselves on the circuit with their gothic electro / coldwave sounds and visually catching live show. Their use of lights create a fitting atmosphere for their ethereal set and really add an extra layer to their offering." - Hot Press Magazine
'New Artist of the Week' - The Irish Times
'One to keep an eye and an ear on' - Hot Press Magazine
SYLK included in the Irish Times must see acts at Forbidden Fruit - The Irish Times
SYLK included in Nialler9's 10 must-see Irish acts at Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018