Recently expanding from a solo project to a five piece, the Conchúr White fronted Silences have made a rather good start to 2014.
Following a much talked about performance at An Díseart as apart of the Other Voices music trail in Dingle before the turn of the year. The Armagh collective were invited to play the trail once again when it rode into Derry, eventually securing a slot on the broadcast itself through a set in the Other Room at the Guildhall.
If that wasn’t enough, they’ve also been tickling Radio 1’s fancy by knocking up number of plays ahead of a debut EP.
‘Never Names’ is the title of that EP which is set for release this Monday. But before that, we have been treated to the video for their single ‘Santa Cruz’. A silky, soothing track, ‘Santa Cruz’ has been a crowd favourite at their live shows. And with such tender harmonies and delectable melody it’s not hard to see why. TV dramas will be lining up round the corner if they continue in this form.
There is a shade of a Villagers influence, but once again it’s echos of Damien Rice which ring the loudest. Not bad company to be paired with.
The video itself is another Darren Lee wonder. A bit more of a low key piece, but visually beautiful all the same. The video features three separate characters, who all encounter a melancholic yet resolute Conchúr standing in the depths a forest.
You can get yourself a Pre-order of ‘Never Names’ – HERE – and a video of their Dingle performance is available – HERE.