Freddie Matthews writes from London: Silversun Pickups are Californian alternative rock with a capital ‘C’.
Silversun Pickups – Neck Of The Woods
Carnavas was the debut album back in 2006 and two songs spring to mind whenever that fabulous album is mentioned, Lazy Eye and Future Foe Scenarios. Lazy Eye is still hugely popular, even 6 years later for the at that time unknown band and it’s also played on many US alternative radio stations to date.
Silversun Pickups are about buzzy vocals and edgy harmony between Brian and Nikki (she is absolute key in this band), pulsing and wailing guitars, build-up in abundance, waiting, floating, almost fading out, progressive and almost painful at times drums and a very unique infectious sound. They are quite simply stunning. A post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally - A humorous take on news and current affairs.