Golden Silvers

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Golden Silvers
Origin London, England
Genres Art rock, Pop, Doo-wop
Years active 2008 - 2010[1]
Labels XL Recordings
Bronze Records
Website goldensilvers.co.uk
Members Gwilym Gold
Ben Moorhouse
Robden Alexis Nunez

Golden Silvers was a band from London signed to independent record label XL. The line-up consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Gwilym Gold, Ben Moorhouse on bass guitar, and Robden Alexis Nunez on drums.[2]

Early stages[edit]

The band gained recognition by winning Glastonbury's prestigious New Talent competition in 2008 and subsequently performed on The Other stage that year.[2][3] They played the Glastonbury Festival in 2009.[4]

Music[edit]

The band released its debut album "True Romance" on April 20, 2009.[5] Describing the new album, The Guardian's reviewer wrote "flamboyant lyrics, references to Greek myth and big, elastic bass lines dominate".[6]

Appearances[edit]

The band performed two songs on Later...with Jools Holland during May 2009[7] and have supported Blur (band) at Hyde Park, London. They played a popular set at Reading festival 2009 and gave away necklaces to the audience as thanks for coming to see them.

Aside from live appearances, Golden Silvers' vocalist Gwilym Gold curates a quarterly live event night named 'Bronze Club' at East London pub 'The Macbeth'.[8] Bronze Blog is known to showcase a wide variety of musicians and DJ's including Mystery Jets, The Invisible, Micachu, Esser, Everything Everything, Othello Wolf and many more. Since its inception, Bronze Club has said to have gathered a strong following, which has led attendants to dress up in relation to the Ages of Man in Greek Mythology; gold, silver and bronze.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
UK
2009 True Romance 96

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
2009 "True Romance (True No. 9 Blues)" 142 True Romance
"Arrows of Eros"
"Please Venus"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clash Music (19 July 2011). Ones To Watch - Gwilym Gold | Clash Music Exclusive Ones To Watch. Retrieved on 2011-12-10.
  2. ^ a b "A fairy-tale beginning for Golden Silvers - Features, Music - The Independent". London: www.independent.co.uk. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Glastonbury 2008 - Golden Silvers". BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Line-Up". Glastonbury Festivals. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Music - Review of Golden Silvers - True Romance". BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  6. ^ Fox, Killian (2009-03-26). "Rock review: Golden Silvers: True Romance". The Observer (London: guardian.co.uk). Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  7. ^ "BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Later Live... with Jools Holland, Series 34, Episode 7". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  8. ^ "The Macbeth – Bronze Club". http://themacbethuk.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Golden Silvers – Interview". http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-02-20.