Dublin 5-piece Silverbacks have a video for new single “Up The Nurses”, the latest track to be taken from their debut album Fad, produced by Girl Band (Rough Trade) bassist Daniel Fox. The band has been gaining some notice as they were recently featured in our Artists Of The Week and hit the Top 20 on the vinyl chart.
Following swiftly on the heels of recent single “Dunkirk” – which hit the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist, and won praise at BBC Radio 1 from Annie Mac (New Name) and Jack Saunders (Next Wave) – “Up The Nurses” leans into their new wave influences, as bassist and vocalist Emma Hanlon explains: “I love Blondie and Kilian overheard me singing along to them one night. A few days later he surprised me with our very own new wave jam ‘Up The Nurses’. The song talks about “amour fou” (“mad love”) and the unwanted adoration someone receives for the care they’re giving someone.”
Vocalist and guitarist Daniel O’Kelly continues about the video: “With everyone in isolation we set ourselves the challenge of building our own weird world. In the video two amateur radio enthusiasts help an astronaut return to his galaxy queen. We all had a basic tin foil spec and story to work from and everyone then shot their individual parts. It’s loosely inspired by Be Kind Rewind and their resourcefulness.”