Over the past number of months Silences have been making a name for themselves. March saw the release of band’s debut EP Nevernames and with a single and video for ‘Santa Cruz’, which we featured in our top 5 tracks of 2014 so far.
Since the release of Nevernames the band has had a busy summer with appearances at Stendhal Festival of Art and at Electric Picnic’s Other Voices stage. That’s not all though, the band have been quietly working away, adding some new elements to their soft folk sound and also snuck in some studio time to come out with a delightful new track from their upcoming EP.
‘Sister Snow’ is another prime example of the band’s soft and nuanced output. The Armagh band are honing their sound, adding subtle flourishes and depth. Conchúr White’s lyrical vocals are supplemented by atmospheric backing vocals and light airy instrumentation drawing influences from Iron & Wine or Death Cab for Cutie.
The video, directed by Alec Moore could scarcely fit ‘Sister Snow’ better, much like ‘Santa Cruz’ before it. The fairy tale forest setting and mythical The Wind & the Willows style fit like a glove. It’s great to see a band so focussed on their vision and sound so early in their career.