Graffiti Vibe Recommends 'The Silver Bayonets'
The Silver Bayonets are a London-based rock band whose loud rock guitars blend with vocal harmonies and pop hooks to produce melodic, often anthemic, and very addictive power pop. Fronting the group on guitar and lead vocals is songwriter Kabir Sheikh, and features Gen Ding (guitar), Ross Guy (bass) and Enzo Cuticchia (drums), all of whom add backing vocals.
Their self-recorded debut album 'The Pain Inside Your Head' (2015) received radio airplay and great reviews in the indie music press. They enlisted producer Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Terrorvision, Kerbdog) to create the follow-up, 'Braveface' (2018), and their third album, 'Unfolding' (2020). The tracks “Awake” and “Falling” the first track releases from 'Unfolding', have both received airplay on BBC Introducing / BBC Radio.
Live and in-studio sessions have been recorded for Stag Radio at the University of Surrey and Croydon Radio, and the band have been heavily featured on Phoenix FM in Essex. A live set in 2016 was also recorded for TV broadcast across Europe. Gigs at London’s best unsigned nights at the Camden Assembly, Amersham Arms, Nightclub Kolis and Fest, alongside appearances at Camden Rocks Festival in 2018 and 2019 have built a reputation for intense live shows that sees them mentioned as highlights of the nights and festivals they play, playing to a steadily increasing fanbase.
The band have recently contributed to, and been credited on Ginger Wildheart’s (The Wildhearts) solo album “Headzapoppin”.
2020 sees the band releasing a steady flow of 9 brand new tracks which together form the ‘story arc’/concept album “Unfolding” to be released as the band’s third full studio album.