De platenkeuze van Rob Ricard in "DonderSlag" op 11 febr. 2010 op Radio 501
Golden Silvers – Magic Touch – LP: True Romance
Golden Silvers are a band from London signed to independent record label XL. The line-up consists of vocalist and keyboardist Gwilym Gold, Ben Moorhouse on bass guitar, and Robden Alexis Nunez on drums.
The band gained recognition by winning Glastonbury’s prestigious New Talent competition in 2008 and subsequently performed on The Other stage that year. They are set to play the Glastonbury Festival in 2009.
The band released its debut album "True Romance" on April 20, 2009. Describing the new album, The Guardian’s reviewer wrote "flamboyant lyrics, references to Greek myth and big, elastic bass lines dominate".
In May 2009, the band performed two songs on Later…with Jools Holland.
On July the 2nd, 2009 they supported Blur at Hyde Park, London
They played a popular set at Reading festival 2009 and gave away necklaces to the audience as thanks for coming to see them.
Indie rock is becoming increasingly difficult to define in 2009 thanks to bands such as London’s Golden Silvers, whose debut album sounds like fireworks going off inside a pigeonhole. The kaleidoscope of influences at play here – frontman Gwilym Gold cites Dylan, Dre and Ian Dury among many others – gives rise to pleasing tracks such as "Magic Touch", best described as psychedelic doo-wop. Flamboyant lyrics, references to Greek myth and big, elastic bass lines dominate a cursory listen, but it’s Gold’s inspired use of keys – edgily off-key on the terrific "Shakes", and more than compensating for the absence of guitars – that repays closer attention.