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GET TO KNOW: Silverhours

After introducing himself with his much-loved debut single 'Doldrums' earlier this year, London-based artist Silverhours returns once again to deliver his sweeping new outing 'Sad Letter'.

Lifted from his forthcoming debut album 'Madeleine Moment', which is due out later this year, 'Sad Letter' makes for a wonderfully rousing listen. With his heartfelt vocal performance layered across a humbled production throughout, he is certainly looking to turn some heads with this one.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.

What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?

One of the bands that has had a major influence on me was the Strokes, I remember listening to “Is this it” on repeat for so many times, that the disc even stuck in the car cd player. I liked absolutely everything about this album - lo-fi DIY aesthetics of the guitars and drums sound, how Julian’s voice was EQed and of course the songs themselves were so well written that you could not get them out of your head for a long, long time.

Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?

I was obviously trying to copy the Strokes and the Black Keys, so we thought we were playing garage rock, with a bit of a modern touch.

What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?

Few years later, after going a full circle with club/dance music, playing deep house and Detroit techno, I decided to make a deep dive into Radiohead and as you can imagine, have discovered a brand new world of harmonies, melodies, lush arpeggios and intricate arrangements. This band has had and still has one of the biggest influences on me.

What is a song you wish you had written yourself?

I wish I could record one of my songs with Nigel Godrich in the producer’s seat.

If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?

I am just starting, so no regrets at all.

Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?

Nick Cave – he once got my wife up on the stage to dance with him, I'd like to invite him to dance with me one day.

And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?

Many great musicians, representing contemporary London jazz scene – Tom Skinner, Robert Stillman, Moses Boyd, Chelsea Carmichael, Luke Bacchus etc.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Playing gigs with a live band – now it’s just me recording at home and in the studio.


Silverhours' new single 'Sad Letter' is available to stream now. Check it out below.


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