Sillk – String-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 rock a massive instrumental version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.