Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Silvers Lining. Music Also Playing: Golden Silvers, Exlovers

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Silvers Lining. Music Also Playing: Golden Silvers, Exlovers

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TWO of the hottest young bands to emerge from the capital will be playing the Arena on Middlesbrough's Newport Road tomorrow night.

Headliners are GOLDEN SILVERS (pictured below), an as yet unsigned London three-piece who were joint winners of Glastonbury's 2008 new bands competition. Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley are all part of their growing Radio 1 fanclub.

The band describe their bright, literate indie-pop as "love music", inspired by Sly Stone and Prince. Add in a splash of Squeeze's melodies and Blur's Parklife-era theatrics, some doo-wop harmonising and Bontempi beats and you're getting close.

They are certainly not your average Libertines/Arctic Monkeys clones, particularly since they don't use guitars, but Keane comparisons are discouraged.

"Keane's evil cousins" maybe, as the band put it. The two acts share an unashamed love of big tunes and big choruses.

The difference is that the Golden Silvers are favourites of London's trendy Hoxton set, who flock to their monthly shindig, the Bronze Club, at the Macbeth pub. …

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