21 May 2013

The Old Silent – Stream ‘Ill Wind’ Ahead Of Double A Side Release – 17th June

The Old Silent – Stream ‘Ill Wind’ Ahead Of Double A Side Release

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.

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.

It's a song about a time when I was feeling restless and anxious about the future.” says vocalist and guitarist Ste Forshaw of the emptiness and longing conveyed in Ill Wind “We were really skint trying to make a living as buskers through a long winter, and I was really far away from my girlfriend in London at the time.”

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 between Modest 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.

Ever You / Ill Wind is released physically on 17th May and digitally on 17th June

Catch the band live at the following dates with more TBC:

17th May – Elevator, Liverpool
19th May – The Finsbury, London

The Old Silent are:
Frank Johnson - Guitar, Vocals
Ste Forshaw - Guitar, Vocals
Alun Matthews - Drums
Lewis Fieldhouse - Bass, Vocals |

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