There must be something in the water in Sydney's Northern Beaches at the moment. In recent years we've seen the likes of Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale and Winston Surfshirt rise from obscurity to national stardom, all playing a similar style of laid back, groovy indie tunes perfect for a hot summer's day. The latest act to emerge from this melting pot of musical talent is Silky Roads. With a psychedelic, surf-rock sound that falls somewhere between their influences Lime Cordiale and Ocean Alley, and with a hint of Mako Road and Dope Lemon, this up-and-coming quartet will be looking to replicate the successes of their aforementioned contemporaries. After dropping two standalone singles last year, 'Green Eyed' and 'A Fool's Paradise', Silky Roads have swiftly released their debut EP 'Granada', and they're already winning acclaim from publications and radio stations across the country. For a very young band, it's exciting to see your music being embraced by listeners, but the band are keeping a level head amidst their recent success. When discussing the EP, the band humbly focus on the message behind the music, saying, "‘Granada’ is a culmination of our excitement in starting to write music, a blooming friendship between four lads, and a bunch of wild world events that have changed the way we interact as human beings."
"We want to introduce the world to ‘Granada’, and ask everyone out there to take a listen so that we can continue to document our perspectives through the thing we love most, and that’s music."
Their love for music is very apparent in their groovy songwriting and soulful performances. Beginning with the opener 'Pomegranate', the band shows their penchant for a smooth chorus, with frontman Guy Richards' slick vocals backed by a funky bassline and interweaving guitar leads. On 'Caramel Slice', Richards sounds like he's doing his best Dave Bayley impression over a steady groove and swirling guitars. 'Traffic Jam' features punchy drums and an incredibly effortless guitar solo. Up next is the groovy and fast-paced instrumental 'Rashida' which keeps the flow going, before the final cut 'Keep Up' slowly chugs through surf-rock guitars and Richards' croons leading up to another impressive guitar solo, ending the EP on a high note. With perfect performances and the production of Yossif Kay, this five song EP is a tight and compact introduction to the talents of this exciting young band. The future is bright for Silky Roads.