Author: HUGH MONTGOMERY
"Madcap Londoner's make an arty racket. Any band who claim inspiration from both Victorian London and The X-Files are likely to be more than a little eccentric, and so it proves with Silvery. Citing Sparks and Blur among their musical influences, the four-piece specialise in a kind of vaudevillian Britpop that throws down musical gimmickry in spades. Their debut is a riotous whirl of crunching guitars, clattering drums, plinky piano and falsetto vocals, all underpinned by a fairground organ line. The myriad elements come together wonderfully on The Nishikado, though over a whole albu m such exuberance wears thin."