Artist: A Silent Film | Album: A Silent Film | Released: 2015 | Genre: Alternative Rock, Rock | Country: UK | Duration: 00:43:02
2015 release, the follow up to A Silent Film's New Year EP. The highly anticipated eponymous album was released on A Silent Film's own label, Silent Songs. Produced by the band's Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker, with assistance from Matthew Wilcox (Foster the People, Bethel Music), the 11-track album was recorded in A Silent Film's hometown of Oxford, UK over a five-week period following the Secret Rooms tour. In support of the album release, the band will also return to the U.S. for a tour this fall. "It was good to work from home and get back in touch with ourselves and our families after 3-4 years of touring," says Walker. Very much a homegrown recording, the album was written in Stevenson's house where the two invited friends from across the UK and US who had played with them on tour to help with the recording. Sam Williams (Supergrass, The Go! Team, The Weeks), who recorded A Silent Film's debut album The City That Sleeps was on mixing duties, and the album was mastered at Metropolis studios in London.
For their third full-length album the band aspired to write and record a collection of songs that had their own identity and didn't drift off to follow current trends. "Our mission was to please ourselves first and foremost, while never compromising our initial instincts," says Stevenson. "Pushing ourselves further than we have before has allowed us to write the kind of music we can see ourselves enjoying playing live more than ever." Walker notes "When we played a couple of low key shows in London and Oxford during the making of the album we knew we were onto something from the audience reaction."
"We cannot wait to play this album live," says Stevenson. "Matthew Wilcox will be joining us onstage and we'll be playing as a five piece now as the music has become more demanding. The band is growing along with the stage show."
01. Something To Believe In (3:02)
02. Lightning Strike (3:35)
03. Chinese Lanterns (4:15)
04. I Don't Need A Reason (3:15)
05. Paralysed (3:36)
06. Evergreen (4:55)
07. Lake Swimming (4:27)
08. Lavender Fields (3:35)
09. Strong Enough (4:33)
10. Where Snowbirds Have Flown (3:26)
11. Losing Hand (4:18)