Friday, December 23, 2011

Get to Know: The Silver Factory

Combining the jangle pop of the C86 era with the more expansive scope of the Stone Roses, The Silver Factory is a welcome discovery for me. The band, consisting of Marc Johnston, Matt Vinall, Fran Feely, Luke Headland and Paul Hobbs, is from Leicester, UK, and is signed to Elefant Records.

Fran Feely founded the band in 2008 with an interest in the sounds of the aforementioned influences, as well as a few styles from the '60s (e.g., the Byrds and the Shangri-La's) and the Velvet Underground. In fact, the name of the band is a reference to VU 'godfather' Andy Warhol's studio. In October 2011 they have a released a four-track EP titled The Sun Shines Over You. Here is the title track --

"I'm Not Young Enough To Know Everything"

I think they have a very good sound, and I'm looking forward to more from them.

Twitter ( @SilverFactory1 )

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