The Silver Bayonets are a London-based indie-rock band who have spent a couple of years gigging the London clubs. Kabir plays guitar, Ross is on bass and Enzo plays the drums. Kabir sings the lead vocal, with Enzo and Ross doing harmonies.
Their influences are many rowdy, shouty guitar bands like Hüsker Dü and Nirvana, but there's also big indie-pop stylings from Teenage Fanclub, Mega City Four and Manic Street Preachers. So that gives you an idea of where they're coming from: lots of fuzzy guitars and vocal harmonies, with slightly sad or angry songs. In short, it’s very loud, addictive guitar pop music!
Since the start, the band have been regulars on London's club circuit, and a steady stream of new songs and recordings have kept their live sets fresh. Their first single, "Schemes", came out in April 2015, followed a month later by their debut album, The Pain Inside Your Head, which was supported by a series of live dates. A video was made for the album track "Constant" that appeared on the band's YouTube channel. In August 2016 a second single, Low, came out to great reviews and an increased amount of radio coverage. The year was rounded off with a series of gigs featuring new songs from their forthcoming second album, which is expected to be ready by the summer of 2017.
All titles are released on the Header Records label through all major digital stores.
Of course, it's all about the songs, so here are some of ours:
All photos by Marianne Harris Photography, except 3, 4, 5, 14, 15 Magic Photography.
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"Anthemic rock, big sound, a little grungy in places. Along the lines of Feeder. Lorra Manics in here too, impassioned singing, fizzy Bob Mould/Buzzcocks guitars." - Bugbear Promotions
"Bloomin' marvellous... (Schemes) is a great track!!" - Ben & Trev, Croydon Radio
"Fantastic melodic pop rock!" - Matty James, Pirate Heart Records
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As we build up our YouTube channel, clips will appear in this section. If you have any clips of the band, let us know and we'll post them up here!