Silver State ‘Sink In’ to Stoke’s music scene with storming new single

Guest review by The Underground venue manager Lee Barber

Silver State are, on the grand scale of Staffordshire’s glowing music scene, a relatively new outfit, and yet something about them gives you the feeling they have always been a part of it. They slot straight in, their sound just works, you see the various band members attending plenty of other shows supporting other local bands, and not to mention they’re just a really nice bunch to work with.

It’s been just over twelve months now since the band’s debut release Clock Test, with new single Sink In making it three releases this year, and you can hear the swift development in Silver State’s sound. March release Miles Apart came with a distinct growth in song writing maturity and Sink In sees the talented band step it up another notch, pushing them towards the forefront of Stoke’s local music scene.

There’s no messing around with Sink In, with instant anthemic chorus vibes chilling to the core before dropping down to a calm and collected verse, the storm gathering with a well structured melody twinned with thought provoking lyrics from Georgia. Working with producers Sam Bloor and Jonny Price is clearly sitting well with the band, who say that working with the pair is ‘always a really fun and rewarding experience, they really helped get the best out of this track and make our ideas happen.’

Silver State went into the studio knowing exactly how they wanted the song to sound, having the intent of capturing a certain rawness they had not done before in previous releases, whilst still keeping the spacey ambience that’s gradually becoming a trademark piece of the Silver State sound. With Sink In, Silver State has certainly found the formula to create that perfect blend, and I’m already looking forward to hearing what else they have planned.

The Leopheard’s Bethan Shuff added: “Sink In offers an expansive sonic experience and goes in hard with haunting vocals against a backdrop of powerful percussion and commanding guitars. As Lee said, it definitely feels like Silver State have upped the ante even since the dancey indie-pop My Mistake. The latest track showcases that Silver State are capable of curating a variety of moods with their music as they continue to impress within the scene.”

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