Silkies – “Like One”
It seems as if the wave of 1960′s girl group-aping artists has severely subsided since all those bands (please don’t make me name them) took the blogosphere by storm a couple of years ago. There were certainly no shortage of them and since that time many of them have moved on to bigger and better (although sometimes worse) things. Now that there is a bit more wiggle room in the field, I feel fairly certain that I’m ready for a few new acts to shimmy and shake their ways into my ears.
Enter Silkies, an Austin duo that do their best to channel some of the sassier ladies of the 1960′s (e.g. Lesley Gore, The Shangri-las). The duo, Lira and Caufield, have just recently moved to Boston and therefore only have one track to their name, but all that should change once they become a bit more settled in their new HQ. I reached out to the pair to get their take on their music and future plans for the group and here is what they had to say:
“Like One” was recorded in a couple hours a few weeks ago in Austin. We were pretty much writing the song while we were recording it—we are trying to make all our songs that way now. The song imagines a typical he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not scenario from girl group era pop reconfigured or re-purposed by the various attitudes and self-empowered statements of riot grrrl and garage. We want Silkies to be fun and fast with enough ideas to point in any direction you want to go. We are working with Heart Throb Records in the UK and Young Latitudes in Madrid for release plans in the very near future.