By Alyce Ruby
During the midst of a UK tour, Birmingham rockers The Silver Lines have released their first single of the year, ‘Blow Dry’. The quartet have returned with their signature indie-punk sound, another memorable addition to the string of singles released over the past five years.
Not wanting to fall into the category of ‘just another white male indie band’, The Silver Lines are and have been eager to stray from what’s expected of them, their song writing touches on topics of lived personal experiences to toxic masculinity and ‘Blow Dry’ is no exception.
The foot-tapping drum beat and infectious guitar riffs amplify the meaning behind the lyrics; society’s habit of casting judgement and punishment upon others. This leads us into a treat of not one, but two guitar-heavy bridges, adding the punk edge to a classic indie sound. The continuous ‘ah’ background vocals throughout compliment the beat, and provide that earworm quality to the track, keeping you playing it on repeat.
It’s plain to see how the band continue to sell out hometown gigs and receive radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Radio X. I expect to see them go from strength to strength, hopefully with an album in the works.
Catch The Silver Lines on tour:
8/3 – New Colossus Festival, New York
10/3 – Pianos, New York
15/3 – Pomona, California
17/3 – The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
25/3 – The Rainbow, Birmingham (UK)
12/5 – Castle Hotel, Manchester (UK)