The Silver Bayonets are a London-based indie-rock band who have been gigging in London since the summer of 2012. Fronting the group on guitar and vocals is songwriter Kabir Sheikh, while the bassist, Ross, and the drummer, Enzo, both add backing vocals.
Their influences are many rowdy, shouty guitar bands like Hüsker Dü and Nirvana, but there's also big indie-pop stylings from Teenage Fanclub, Mega City Four and the Manics:
Fuzzy guitars and vocal harmonies combine for very loud, addictive guitar pop music!
In late 2014, number of their demo tracks were playlisted by regional stations across the UK. This led to radio sessions and live acoustic performances on stations including Croydon Radio and Surrey University's Stag Radio.
The band then set about recording what would become their debut album, “The Pain Inside Your Head”, which was released in May 2015, with a lead-off single, “Schemes”, which came out a month prior. With their first album available for download and on limited edition CD, they started promoting their music with a series of high profile club dates, including an album-launch gig at The Barfly, London, with a special listening party hosted earlier in the evening. A music video for the album track “Constant” was also recorded in autumn 2015.
As well as using their live shows to get their music into the ears, heads and hands of listeners, they also received many positive reviews for the debut single and album. The year ended with their live set at Nambucca being recorded for satellite TV broadcast across Europe.
Keen to keep the ball rolling, 2016 has begun with the completion of a new set of songs for their second album, due to be recorded later in the year, with more live gigs in and around London planned too.
“The Pain Inside Your Head”, recorded at Alaska Studios in London and mastered at Masterdisk, NYC, is out now on the Header Records label through all major digital stores.
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