Dublin, County Dublin
“Something tells us SYLK have an insatiable desire to infiltrate our airwaves and crawl under your skin. Y’know, we might just let them.” - Golden Plec
SYLK are a dark-wave electro-pop female duo based in Dublin, Ireland. Laced with an underground aesthetic SYLK (taylor & bebhinn) are industrial, bass heavy and lyrically dark. It is the blend of these elements that create SYLK’s signature genre-fluid noir-sound, which compliments their energetic live show where they incorporate intensive visuals. From analogue synths, distorted baritone guitar riffs & a multitude of soundscapes created from manipulating taylor’s vocals, SYLK take a DIY approach to their art. You will find them in a dark neon-lit bedroom creating and producing music about what they feel and what they do not feel.
SYLK began their musical journey with the release of ‘Am I Alone’ in 2017, this featured on Spotify’s curated playlist Spotify & Chill, leading to their music amassing over 200,000 streams. Following this was their acclaimed EP ’nwyr’, which led to a full capacity EP launch show and standout appearances at Forbidden Fruit Festival, Body & Soul Festival, Hard Working Class Heroes 2017, Electric Picnic, as well as headlining the legendary Button Factory- to name a few.
Ireland’s foremost music blogger, Nialler9, describes SYLK as an exciting “cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs”, and the premiere 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.'
SYLK’s singles have gained mainstream radio play including RTÉ2 FM (track of the week & track of the day), Today FM, 98FM, FM104, SPIN1038FM, KCLR FM, & BBC NI.
SYLK named in Nialler9's top 50 best new Irish acts of 2018 - 'The pair bring a dark edgy and energetic energy to their live performances with a live light show and a stage presence that further adds to the ambience of their music' - Nialler 9
"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
SYLK one of the '20 Most Promising Emerging Acts of 2018'- [The Last Mixed Tape]
SYLK named as one of the State Faces of 2018 - 'From a pop encounter to creating black and white sound, the Dublin based electronic duo walk the line between experimentation and melody.'– State Magazine
ALL IN UR HEAD - JOE.IE’s song of the day, described as a ‘dark brooding banger of a track’. - JOE.IE
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
"The new single (GIRL) captures their thick bass and wonderfully blunt plodding drum-pad, the pop elements also work so well via the vocals, a little hint of 90's rave thrown into the mix to give it a euphoric pow-wow, class" - Remy
Management & Booking: Fiona O'Keeffe|| email@example.com