Silk Cut - Anywhere We Can Drive

Publish Date
Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:39PM

Silk Cut is a four-piece rock band based in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand.Their self-titled, second album is released on 3 July 2024.

Recorded Nov - March 2023/24 @ The Lab, Huntaway Sound and at home.

Produced by Andrew Thorne | Mixed by Ben Grant.

Silk Cut take a swerve into the ditch and throw up some sparks, some gravel, and a handful of glitter.Two guitars, bass and drums - the classic rock configuration. “The plan was to try and get someweaving of parts done - think Television, Swervedriver, Big Star and Ride. And, of course, when you gettwo guitarists with something to prove in the room, there’s going to be some sparks” Andrew Thorne.

Following two EPs and an album (see below for details), Andrew felt it was time to turn on, turn up andkick out the jams, both on record and live. After contributing to one song (‘I Remember the Winter”) onprevious album Our Place in the Stars Justin McLean is now permanently in place in Silk Cut, on guitarand shared lead vocals.

On this new platter, songwriting duties are shared, and included is the band’sversion of the Andrew Brough and Bike classic ‘Old and Blue”, a live favourite, for good measure.The two songwriters and guitarists may have come from quite different backgrounds, but similaritiesabound. Andrew, represents Tāmaki Makaurau, and Justin, hails originally from the wintery capital ofalt-guitar (Ōtepoti Dunedin). Different starting points, but similar visions of post-apocalyptic dance floors,ringing ears, and radios tuned to pop stations, filtered through decades of electromagnetic interferenceand atmospheric fuzz.The rhythm section comprises bassist Aidan Phillips and drummer Jayden Lee.

Tight and angular, thesetwo lay down alt-grooves to shake the deaf.In 2023 Silk Cut quickly built a loyal following at local gigs, which included the honour of supportingAustralian legends Hoodoo Gurus, Salford stalwarts Happy Mondays and Kiwi pop stars The Mockers.

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