Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Deerhunter, Real Estate, The Co-Betweens


band members

Mark McGlue- lead vocals / guitar Nathan Tempra - keys / vocals Jaycob Petering - acoustic guitar / vocals Jonny Burrows - lead guitar Andy Campbell - bass Ethan Darnell - drums


Influences

Tame Impala, Prefab Sprout, Bob Dylan


Website

Bio

Perth dream pop outfit Silver Hills create heartfelt music that is simultaneously profound and carefree. Jangling guitars and meditative synthesisers weaving together through endless hooks in a panorama of lucid songwriting, deep poetic intention and life-or-death vocal delivery.

After establishing themselves as one of WA’s premiere live acts with supports for the likes of Kirin J Callinan, Katy Steele, The Murlocs and Tired Lion they withdrew from the public eye into what became a three year performance hiatus.

Alongside songwriting partner Mark McGlue, ‘vibe guy extraordinaire’ Sebastian D’Alonzo had always been firmly at the creative helm of the band. It was the diagnosis of terminal cancer and a subsequent inability to perform live that found the band on a indeterminate performance hiatus from 2014 and D’Alonzo deeply immersed in their artistic process as a means of expressing and understanding his experience of facing an early death. These years of struggle and perseverance culminated in Silver Hills’ debut LP First Sight, set for release in early 2019, with its reverberating themes of love and fear, life and death, mystery and acceptance.

D’Alonzo passed away late 2018, his journey is memorialized in this poignant, albeit as yet, unreleased album, leaving behind a legacy of unique feeling and spiritual triumph. Silver Hills return with renewed perspective, purpose and determination to play for love.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

01 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

What a beautiful tribute to have these songs out in the world. <3

What a beautiful tribute to have these songs out in the world. <3

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

25 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Love this band and the beautiful body of work they've made

Love this band and the beautiful body of work they've made

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

22 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Another real good one from you. These lyrics are so intense given the circumstances, yet the song is so pretty. I love that juxtaposition. Looking forward to the album.

Another real good one from you. These lyrics are so intense given the circumstances, yet the song is so pretty. I love that juxtaposition. Looking forward to the album.