Live Review: Silversun Pickups

Live Review: Silversun Pickups

Two Noticeable things happen when an LA band plays Manchester. Firstly, their gig sells out leaving everyone in the venue feeling like it’s raining sweat and, secondly, when the band arrives onstage, they immediately gush about playing in the...

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Album review: Silversun Pickups

Album review: Silversun Pickups

A weird thing has been happening recently. Whales have started beaching themselves, committing suicide if you like, in their hundreds. Eighty – 80! – hurled themselves on to the sands in Australia a couple of weeks back and died by the score...

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Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

So desperate has the music industry become to sell any physical product that they’re now cannibalising, not just their young, but their foetuses too. Re-released to cash in on what could charitably be described as a modicum of chart success,...

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Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

The thing about employing the whole ‘slow build-up followed by dramatic explosion of volume and melody’ approach to a song, is that you can’t do the first bit and then forget about the latter bit, because that’s the bit we’re all waiting...

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Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

Frankly, Silversun Pickups couldn't sound more like Smashing Pumpkins if Billy "Mad Scientist" Corgan decided to recreate his old band in a laboratory using shavings of his pubic hair and bits of fingernail (seriously, they've even got the cute...

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Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

The British summertime can’t come soon enough for Californians Silversun Pickups, one of those bands whose dreamily melancholic drone-rock might well sound melodramatic and mawkish in the winter, but which blossoms like a sprightly sapling come...

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