5 piece art rock band originating from Manchester, Sylvette, drew my attention in from the first chord strung in latest single “Memories (Falling)”. Drawing influences from artists such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley (same as me) and Neutral Milk Hotel, they deliver an explosive sound. Naming themselves after a Picasso painting, Sylvette are quite artistic to say the least and are also friends with the real life ‘Sylvette’. From their fashion sense to their music, they’ve got it all planned out. First release of 2019 has brought high praise for the band, and they’ve definitely found a new fan in myself. Quirky track of feeling trapped is portrayed through the music video.
“Memories (Falling)” features an unbelievable production, I mean, everything is clear and filled with clarity. A subtle chord progression coated with a polished stereo delay compliments the mix with a glowing light. Sound is everything, you can have the talent and write great song, but if you don’t ‘sound’ good, then you don’t have what it takes. As for Sylvette, they really do have it all and have clearly put time and effort into making their discography. Written about someone who’s lost their mind after realising the world he lives in is nothing like he thought it’d be. To cope, he dives into his own mind and creates his own world of lunacy and bizarreness. I’m asked to review a lot of great music and it’s tracks like this that really stick out to me. Filled with originality, strange elements and an experience that you wouldn’t ever want to forget, the nostalgic ‘memories’ won’t be forgotten any time soon.