Silhouettes unleashed their new single ‘Prufrock’s Dream’ on 19th May as a precursor to the release of debut album ‘Ever Moving Happiness Machines’ on 2nd June, both via UK independentIntegrity Records.
Follow-up to debut single and Fake DIY Record of the Week ‘Gold Tag’, ‘Prufrock’s Dream’ is a modern day sequel to TS Eliot’s poem ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ in which a descendant of Prufrock grapples with his political ineffectuality as a member of the voiceless global herd.
“A very promising band trying and succeeding at something really quite hard to execute"
Alex Baker - Kerrang! Radio
“I love Gold Tag” - Jack Parker - Amazing Radio
“Thumping electronica with mind bending rock-out pieces and falsetto vocals. Not to be missed!” - RipitUp!
With influences such as John Grant, Massive Attack and Bon Iver, Silhouettes’ debut album twists and turns from haunting pin-drop falsetto sparseness to crunching post-punk guitars and pumping Moroder-esque electro with a beat and swagger to match their fashionable B-Town neighbours.
Songwriter/vocalist Nathan came across the title ‘Ever Moving Happiness Machines’ in an Adam Curtis documentary, The Century of the Self, which described how Freudian philosophy was used by the U.S. Government to convert society into consumers:“I think the title ties the album together well. The songs are mostly about the awakening of the self within a society obsessed with the vacuous ends of consumerism. The epiphany leads to a transformation of the self through a pursuit of deeper, more natural truths about happiness.”
Silhouettes are: Nathan Till - Vocals, Guitars // Jay Cuthill - Samples, Keyboards, Production //
Ben Blewitt – Keyboards // Xander Roberts- Bass, Vocals // Ben Dargue- Drums