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Silverbacks announce new album with title-track "Archive Material"

05 October 2021, 17:29 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Dublin five-piece Silverbacks have announced their forthcoming album Archive Material, and have unveiled the title-track to accompany the news.

"Archive Material" follows last month's "Wear My Medals" single, which accompanied news of their signing to Full Time Hobby. Both tracks will feature on the group's new 12-track album, also titled Archive Material.

Vocalist and guitarist Daniel O’Kelly says of the new single, "The initial demo version started from a drum sample taken from the opening of Jean-Pierre Massiera’s "Bonne Annee". When we fleshed it out as a full band and Gary gave the track his usual kick up the arse, the song went full Les Baxter exotica mode."

"When writing the lyrics, I imagined a bunch of government officials in the deep underground of their building digging into archives," he adds. "As the night continues, they get unusually aroused by the access they have to top secret information that the common folk never see."

Archive Material will follow Silverbacks' 2020 album Fad, and was recorded in November last year at Dublin’s Sonic Studios with producer Daniel Fox.


  1. Archive Material
  2. A Job Worth Something
  3. Wear My Medals
  4. They Were Never Our People
  5. Rolodex City
  6. Different Kind of Holiday
  7. Carshade
  8. Central Tones
  9. Recycle Culture
  10. Econymo
  11. Nothing To Write Home About
  12. I’m Wild
"Archive Material" is out now. Silverbacks' album of the same name will be released 21 January 2022 via Full Time Hobby, and is available to pre-order now.
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