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The Silver Factory: If words could kill (Mini Lp, 2012)

If Words Could Kill

Evidentemente, a la hora de encarar el comentario musical, nos tenemos que hacer a la idea de que hay bandas que son, por razones obvias, rompedoras, innovadoras hasta el extremo de que en muchas ocasiones sus propuestas no nos resultan agradables de digerir en una primera escucha. Otro tipo de bandas son aquellas que se afanan en perpetuar un determinado tipo de sonido. Si he de seros sinceros, yo me encuentro más cercano a esta segunda opción que a la primera. No soy persona demasiado abierto (en principio) a las novedades más radicales, y me cuesta reconocerles su valía (en el caso, lógicamente, de que las tengan). Sirva todo ésto para introducir If words could kill, el último lanzamiento de The Silver Factory, banda británica de Leicester que, como decía al principio, desde luego no tienen reparo de demostrar sus raíces musicales: Jangle-Pop de guitarras arpegiadas y juguetonas, aires algo Retro y desde luego, amor por la melodía. Podríamos emparentarlos con cierta producción ochentera (C86), o con ciertas bandas del Oeste norteamericano de los sesenta, sorpresita final con sitar incluida. Lo cierto es que el sonido de The Silver Factory tiene mucho de cálido y sentimental. Su música tiene esa capacidad de retrotraernos a un tiempo pasado que, por supuesto, no tuvo por qué ser mejor.
Han fichado por Elefant y han publicado este If words could kill esta pasada primavera. Os dejo el enlace para conseguirlo.

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“The band fronted by Fran Feely formed in the summer of 2008 with the intention of showing off their shared love of music from the sixties and indie-pop. They named the group in homage to Andy Warhol’s work studio, where he had countless events and parties. After several changes in the group’s line-up, with even Fran’s brother, Peter Feely, forming part of the group at one point, THE SILVER FACTORY settled into their definitive line-up when lead vocals were handed over to Marc Johnston (formerly of THE JUNIPERS, he was also partially responsible for the same tasks on the songs of that delightful release, “The Sun Shines Over You”). Currently, alongside Fran (rhythm guitar) and Marc, the band’s line-up consists of Matt Vinall (lead guitar), Luke Headland (bass) and Paul Hobbs (drums).
“If Words Could Kill” is the Leicester band’s grand entrance into music society, with seven songs that offer a more complete and open image of a group that is loyal to its sound. Starting with that inevitable indie-pop hit full of precious arpeggios and guitar arrangements that is the title track, via that instrumental revisiting of their “The Sun Shines Over You” that stars a sitar (and there we have the Beatles connection), we arrive at a Mini-LP full of sunny melodies that prove them to be adoring fans of the best of indie classics, along the lines of bands like CLOSE LOBSTERS, THE CHESTERFIELDS, THE TRASH CAN SINATRAS and CHOO CHOO TRAIN. “Comedown Cherry” oozes vitality amidst the thrashings of puppy love, and “The World May Brings Us Down” is so addictive and marvelously dynamic, like the earliest and best of THE STONE ROSES. “I’m Alright” is probably the song that best shows their sixties leanings, with clear tendencies toward THE HOLLIES and THE KINKS. Meanwhile, we get back to the elegance, class, and romanticism with “Flowers on the Scene”, a cross between THE SMITHS and THE SEA URCHINS.
This release will be a mouthwatering delicacy for lovers of the genre – a genre in which we have already included THE SILVER FACTORY. The band possesses elegance and a magical perfection when it comes to rounding out songs and decorating them with crystalline guitars and delicious melodies” (elefant.com)

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