Silhouettes unleash 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 Integrity Records.
Watch the video for the single here: Prufrock’s Dream – official video
The band’s debut album is now available for pre-order from iTunes here: EMHM pre-order
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!”
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’ Ever Moving Happiness Machines Tour calls at the following:
14th April – Kasbah, Coventry
16th April – The King Billy, Northampton
18th April – The Roadhouse, Manchester
19th April – The Windmill, Brixton
26th April – Love Music, Hate Racism Festival, Town Hall, Dudley
27th April – 6/8 Kafé, Birmingham
1st May – The Dublin Castle, Camden
2nd May – Glass, Stourbridge