The Silver Darlings
Based in Sheffield, The Silver Darlings are a collection of musicians playing the songs written by writer and guitarist Andy Whitehouse. Their playing and songs have been likened in turns to Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Karl Wallinger, Jacques Brel and Warren Zevon. Souls (the first album) was released in 2011 as the band developed a reputation in the Sheffield area, performing support slots to the likes of Curtis Eller, Geoff Berner and Martin Stephenson and the Daintees with a piano driven line up featuring David Fong and Pete Chenery along with Lindsay Callaway. From 2013 the current line up began to emerge and in 2016 recorded their first singles for the Sheffield based Anklebreka Records label. In February 2017, Andy Whitehouse launched solo album ‘Almost Home’ and has performed from Edinburgh to Brighton both as a solo artist and with the band. The current line up have played successful shows with This Is The Kit, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Mick Thomas, Curtis Eller's American Cirus and many more. Known for shows that are always an event, the band took their love for the sea to a new level by taking a coach load of fans to Whitby to spend an afternoon working on the beach with leading environmental artist James Brunt (Coastival, Tour De France, The One Show). The band go into 2018 preparing to launch their second album "Something of the Sound" with live dates from June 2018 onwards.
“Tides and currents, paradox and pathos, a landlocked visionary yearning for the margins, great stuff”
– Chris Wood