Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Music So Different, So Appealing?
With a moniker that alludes to the history of pop art (Warhol, Nico and all that), it comes as no surprise that UK band The Silver Factory revels in everything retro with a eagle’s eye fixation on the Sixties. But then again there have been so many jangle pop and mod revivals in the past decades that so knows ultimately what TSF’s intention is in producing a knowing facsimile of Sixties pop?
Suffice to say that there are enough 60s pop references on the band’s mini-LP, If Words Could Kill, to keep most retro-obsessives happy. Songs like “If Words Could Kill”, “Comedown Cherry”, “The World May Bring You Down” and “Flowers On the Scene” are smorgasbords of Byrdsy guitar arpeggios that hearken back strongly to Felt’s pop majesty (always a good sign in my book) with an easy-listening folk-rock vibe that will resonate with 80s UK indie pop fans.