Left to right: Simon, Alex, Joe, James and DJ Marc Riley.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to the show last night! A very very special evening for us, and a very strange rocky acoustic ragtime gig in a career of some very strange gigs! Most of the album got an airing of course, including stuff that hasn’t been played since 2008. Eagle-eyed visitors may have enjoyed a sneak preview of the new Silvery film playing in the bar too. We were also thrilled that long time supporter Steve Lamacq marked the occasion by giving Action Force a rare spin on his 6Music show here (6 minutes 20 secs in). Indeed, all the Thunderer & Excelsior singles got commemorated in the form of cupcakes (seen here). Only 2 years to go until you can get hold of some Railway Architecture anniversary treats! The plan is to play more over the coming months as we finish our new album – and at some point the Adventure Band film will come out. As always in Silveryland – we’ll see! It’s good to stay busy! XX
It’s nearly time to raise a glass for the 10th birthday of our first album ‘Thunderer & Excelsior’. So, as has become the tradition around this time of year, we’ll be playing a little acoustic gig at Jazz After Dark on Greek Street, Soho on the 10th August. It’s free to get in and we’ll be playing around 8pm. There’s a Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/183530802515534/
A little teaser for a forthcoming film about Silvery to celebrate a decade since the release of our debut album ‘Thunderer & Excelsior’ this summer. Note: Mostly filmed on a potato between 2006-2008.
It’s been exactly 10 years since our debut single (the still spectacular double A side ‘Horrors’ / ‘Orders’) was released on Blow Up Records (BU044) so a good opportunity to upgrade the video on YouTube. Here is the ‘remastered’ original for you to enjoy in a clarity that was absent before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVj01JUPvd4
And while you’re here – have another look at the slightly let famous video for Orders. Warning: contains a moustache: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr08j-mH07Y
As I write this, news has come through that the Pillars Of Hercules in Soho has closed – a place Silvery used to rehearse and write during 2007 / 2008. Will be sadly missed. Stay tuned for further treats in the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the debut album ‘Thunderer & Excelsior this summer!
Thank you to those who came to see us last Friday at Jazz After Dark – an acoustic performance to celebrate 10 years since we got signed up by Blow Up Records. Probably the last existing favourite venue of ours since our first time around, we historically mix it up a little there. And as always with our gigs there, apologies to those unsuspecting diners whose meals we ruined. James and Simon daringly performed the following set list – culled from ‘Thunderer & Excelsior’ and ‘Railway Architecture’ – on the 12 string acoustic and piano:
Action Force, Orders, 1994, Animals Are Vanishing, Ropes & Sails, Warship Class, A Penny Dreadful, The Quaire Fellow, Two Halves Of The Same Boy / The Nishikado, Devil In The Detail, Star Of The Sea, Horrors, You Give A Little Love (Reprise)