Silverlode

SILVERLODE - folksome indie rock from Leeds, UK

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Loders and Lodettes! The time has come (the lion roared) to listen to many things... Our bestest album to date is available for NOW!

A LION WALKS AMONG US (a.k.a. KALI, THE DESTROYER) is our 20th studio release, featuring 25 tracks that explore all corners of music, from prog to rock to pop to folk and many more. We have been lucky enough to have many good friends join us on this adventure, playing on tunes, mixing and mastering the songs and sequencing the tracks (thanks to all).

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A foreword by Mat McMahon

"Where to start? 25 Songs! How dare they, these Silverlodes? Even the most battle hardened 'Loder will fear that the band could not match such a grand ambition! It even has a subtitle. I mean. What must they have been thinking?

Fear not, noble listener, A Lion Walks Among Us (aka Kali THE DESTROYER) is a folk tinged, electric odyssey, the culmination of fifteen plus years writing, recording, gigging and slogging equipment in and out of shanty-venues across the country. From the sea infused tones of this grand statement you wouldn't be surprised if they had done it all via a rowing boat.

However be warned. This is a familiar world channeled through prime lyricist Rob Rowley's very particular filter, a Tolkienian take brimming with intrigue and up to its guts in mythology. The same muddy pathways and isolated spots are here, waiting for the drama to unfold whether it's through the tossing of a coin on Ullswater's alluring shores or through or the protagonist of Missing Persons, desperate to disappear as his mother trawls the places where a young man may be.

More familiar are the snares of everyday life. Another Work Song says it best with Oh, the life that I lead is so close to breaking me, but I remember the other extreme, always famine or feast. The nine to five (plus six) becoming ever ingrained the further we all venture into the 21st Century. Friends details the difficulty of mid-30s meet ups and stay-in Stacey's all over this tired land will empathise with the sentiment.

Matters of the heart weigh heavy across this release. My Green Eyes lusty lament of I wanted to hold you near. Best stay away, best steer clear paints the narrator in self-doubt whilst the emboldened Push You Harder talks about dragging you up the stairs when you should already fucking care.

It's no surprise that this creative purple patch has been mirrored by the evolution of the bands itself with the axis shifting to a core of Rowley, Crosby, Searle-Jones and Sutcliffe around 2014. What is surprising is how much of this album feels like a culmination of everything that this band has ever done; it's all here, the slow building strings, the ghostly backing vocals, the skiffle, the prog and the rock of the early days all wrapped up in short stories that are as modern as much as they a rooted in the finest traditions of British Pop."

Mat McMahon, 24th January 2017



Dates


“November
Silverlode, November 2016.


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