Regular readers will no doubt be used to me banging on about one of my favourite 'new' bands, Silvery. This week saw the release of their 5th single, the Nishikado EP.
With all the current interest surrounding the resurrection of Blur, these guys are now ripe and ready for picking... This is 21st Century Blur at its finest. Think Modern Life is Rubbish, the Kaisers at their strongest, the Cardiacs at their spikiest, XTC at their most majestic and Bowie at his Ziggy-ist. Add the artiness of Sparks and throw in a Wurlitzer fairground organ sound for good measure and out pops Silvery!
Nishikado (an ode to Toshihiro Nishikado, who invented Space Invaders in 1978!) is a real highlight of the bands live shows. Originally released on the bands debut album 'Thunderer and Excelsior', thise version is a brand new mix. And if that's not good enough, there's three new tracks on this EP... Identity, Murder Holes and Public Purse.
Here's the Nishikado video:
Buy Nishikado on iTunes
Buy Thunderer and Excelsior at Amazon
Link to the Silvery Website
Link to Silvery at Blow Up Records
Link to Silvery on MySpace
My exclusive interview with lead singer James Orman
My review of debut album Thunderer and Excelsior