Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “ Sirens” by Silverbacks, a 2019 single on Nice Swan Records.
written by Janice Headley

Over the past few years, Dublin-based quintet Silverbacks have been releasing a slew of stand-alone singles, and back in November 2019, they shared their latest track "Sirens." Like the previous three releases, fellow Dubliner and Girl Band's bass player Daniel Fox is on production duties, highlighting the angular guitars and sharp, new-wave-tinged percussion. Frontman Daniel O'Kelly delivers the lyrics with Strokes-esque swagger against a frenetic instrumentation akin to The Futureheads. 

Of today's featured track, O'Kelly explains via a press release:

"In ‘Sirens’, the narrator misses riots and important protests taking place in his city because he’s too preoccupied with writing the perfect soundtrack for what is happening. He’s equally distracted by his relationship issues, tennis, and his obsession with his favourite band."

Still no news on a debut full-length, but based on the strength of "Sirens," we'll be waiting.

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