A Job Worth Something: Silverbacks Share A New Single

Photo By Róisín Murphy O’Sullivan

Dublin art-rock quintet Silverbacks are today sharing “A Job Worth Something”, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming new album Archive Material which is set for release on January 21st via Full Time Hobby.

As Silverbacks release more new music from the follow-up to their Choice Music Prize-nominated debut album Fad, a picture of the band’s sardonic, often surrealist view of the characters and communities in their lives has emerged. In new track “A Job Worth Something”, Silverbacks turn the focus onto themselves and call into question their own value in the world. Vocalist and guitarist Daniel O’Kelly comments further on the song.

“For most of the pandemic I lived with my sister who is a healthcare worker and was working in the designated Covid hospital in St James’ Dublin. Unfortunately, I was far less heroic, writing copy for a car insurance company.

This song is about feeling embarrassed about how different our lives were at this time. When it comes to telling my grandchildren what all this was like, I’ll be telling them about my sisters who have more important stories to share.”

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