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SillkString-laden alt-folk from Cork

What you may need to know…

01. Sillk are a Leeside three-piece, and while at their heart a folk band, exhibit noirish/chamber-pop tendencies in places, due mainly to a dense undercarriage of cello and violin in their tunes.

02. The band’s debut E.P. Time is a Clock, recorded by Elastic Sleep/African Fiction man Chris Somers, releases this week on CD and digital download.

03. Streaming above is the video new single Switchblades Don’t Sleep, taken from the extended-player, directed by Eadaoin O’Donoghue and shot by Enrique Carcinero.

04. Launching tomorrow night at the Village Hall venue on Patrick’s Quay, Cork at 8.30. More info here.

Thoughts: A dichotomy of light-hearted play and heavy subject matter, balanced, bearing a wide, irreverent grin.



Virtuoso cellists Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic get their Nirvana on.

Previously: the lads’ whomping covers of Welcome To The Jungle and Smooth Criminal.



Virtuoso cellists, Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic follow their all-strings cover of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal with this passionate rendering of the GnR classic.

Cellists. You know they’re only doing it to get laid.



Virtuoso cellists, Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic rock a massive instrumental version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.