-Interview- Silverlight Shadows (3/29/19)

Silverlight Shadows talks about the current Rock music scene, their upcoming split EP and much more.


From: Melbourne, AU
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Silverlight Shadows" and is there any meaning behind it?

From the moment I saw Animal from the Muppets I was fucking sold. To see him go absolutely crazy just made me want to do the same. Mix that with my old man banging his head to deep purple in the car there was no way I could escape that fast heavy and frenetic beast that is rock. We developed our sound through years of listening to good heavy rock partying and fucking up.

Nida (guitar, vocals) came up with the name after a few shit ones and I thought this one wasn’t bad. I liked the fact that it made me think of moonlight and werewolves and all the scary shit the hides in the dark.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to get caught up in the frenzy of it all. It’s fuckin fast, there are no breaks and as an audience there is no escape but to go just crazy. Get all of it out of your system then come hang out for a beer and a few laughs.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Grunged out high octane rock with a punk edge.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Magic Dirt, Mudhoney, and Cosmic Psychos.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Wipers - is this real
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Magic Dirt - Signs Of Satanic Youth

6. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

At the moment it seems like rock isn't getting a heap of attention, most of the stuff is bland and too slick at the top end. It needs to be roughed up again!

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Australia both locally and country wide?

The music scene here is awesome, especially in Melbourne, there is heaps of venues and bands. You can pretty much catch an awesome band any night of the week here. There are some really good relatively unknown bands who in my opinion are kick ass. We also have two great community radio stations PBS & RRR that showcase and promote the underground music scene.

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

I don't have a problem with it, I just want our music out there. If someone wants to listen to a song they are going to find it online somewhere anyway so they might as well download it for free. At the end of the day without people hearing your tunes what’s the fucking point.

9. What’s next for Silverlight Shadows?

We have just recorded a split 7 inch vinyl with our mates Monarchus so we will be promoting and releasing that. We will be back in the studio recording again soon as well. Definitely like to get a tour happening. Record a few more singles and then just get right in the faces of everyone and show them how to have a good fucking time.

10. Any shoutouts?

All the people who have come to our gigs and listened to our music. Rock On.