Dublin, County Dublin

Silverbacks are a 5 piece band from Dublin, Ireland. Taking their cues from the taut rhythms and urgent drive of late 70s punk and the discordant, unpredictable freak outs of NYC no-wave, they craft a signature sound spiked with triple guitar riffs, a motorik rhythm section and on the pulse lyrics.

The band have independently released a string of singles produced by Girl Band bassist Daniel Fox, beginning in 2018 with ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Just in the Band’. This was followed in 2019 by ‘Pink Tide’ and ‘Sirens’, which was part of a double A side 7 inch single released with second single ‘Drool’ by UK independent label Nice Swan Records in January 2020. These single releases were backed by festival appearances at Simple Things, Swn, Eurosonic and Electric Picnic, headline shows in the UK and Ireland and supporting Girl Band on their sold out UK tour dates. The band have completed the recording of their debut album which is slated for release summer 2020.

“…infectious and breakneck” – Stereogum

"Try to follow the thread of those guitars. It’s impossible. Twisting, turning and transforming like Optimus Prime in a sticky-floored club, it drives each track into cacophonous, explosive territory" - NME

"Dublin's Silverbacks are at the forefront of this, all bassline spasms, taut percussive patterns and barbed wire guitar explosions" - Clash Magazine

"With the same sarcy, stone and starving balled-up frustration as Brooklynites Parquet Courts, Dublin’s Silverbacks are an exciting new prospect" - DIY Magazine - The Neu Bulletin

“A jagged-yet-slick piece of modern post-punk” – The 405

“No-one in Ireland is making slacker indie pop quite like Silverbacks” – Nialler9

“If you like a bit of thought in your punk, you’ll love this” – Songwriting Magazine

“They unleash a relentless energy as it hits the sweet spot between melodic repetition, pent up aggression and danceable infectiousness” – BarryGruff

“jittery, overly caffeinated post-punk” – Tome To The Weather Machine


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Upcoming Gigs

  4 Apr 2020 00:00 Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique   MOMO Festival 2020   Buy Tickets  
  2 May 2020 00:00 Southsea, Portsmouth   Psyched Fest, Portsmouth   Buy Tickets  
  3 May 2020 00:00 Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool, United Kingdom   Sound City, Liverpool   Buy Tickets  
  3 May 2020 00:00 Hit the North Festival, Hit The North, Newcastle UK   Hit The North Festival, Newcastle   Buy Tickets  
  13 May 2020 00:00 YES Manchester, Manchester   YES, Manchester   Buy Tickets  
  14 May 2020 00:00 Victoria London, London   Victoria, London   Buy Tickets  
  15 May 2020 00:00 The Great Escape, Brighton, UK   The Great Escape 2020, Brighton   Buy Tickets  
  16 May 2020 00:00 The Crofters Rights, Bristol, 117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RW   The Crofters Rights, Bristol   Buy Tickets  
  18 May 2020 00:00 The Sugarmill in Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent   The Sugarmill, Stoke   Buy Tickets  
  19 May 2020 00:00 The Horn, St. Albans   The Horn, St Albans   Buy Tickets  
  20 May 2020 00:00 Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath (B'ham)   Hare & Hounds, Birmingham   Buy Tickets  
  21 May 2020 00:00 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow   The Hug & Pint, Glasgow   Buy Tickets  
  22 May 2020 00:00 Voodoo, 9 -11 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5EA   Voodoo, Belfast   Buy Tickets  
  23 May 2020 00:00 The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1   Grand Social, Dublin   Buy Tickets