Silverbacks have announced a new album called Archive Material, which is set for release on January 21, 2022 via Full Time Hobby. Today, the Dublin art-rock outfit has shared the album’s lead single and title track, which follows previous outing ‘Wear My Medals’. Check out the music video for the track, directed by the band’s Daniel O’Kelly, and find the album’s cover artwork and tracklist below.
“The initial demo version started from a drum sample taken from the opening of Jean-Pierre Massiera’s ‘Bonne Annee’,” vocalist and guitarist Daniel O’Kelly said of ‘Archive Material’ in a statement. “When we fleshed it out as a full band and Gary gave the track his usual kick up the arse, the song went full Les Baxter exotica mode.”
He continued: “When writing the lyrics, I imagined a bunch of government officials in the deep underground of their building digging into archives. As the night continues, they get unusually aroused by the access they have to top secret information that the common folk never see.”
Silverbacks released their debut album, Fad, last year.
Archive Material Cover Artwork:
Archive Material Tracklist:
1. Archive Material
2. A Job Worth Something
3. Wear My Medals
4. They Were Never Our People
5. Rolodex City
6. Different Kind of Holiday
8. Central Tones
9. Recycle Culture
11. Nothing To Write Home About
12. I’m Wild