The Silver Bayonets are a London-based indie-rock band who have been gigging the London clubs since forming in summer 2012.
Kabir Sheikh fronts the group on guitar and vocals, and also writes the band's songs. Ross is on bass and Enzo plays the drums. Enzo and Ross both add vocal harmonies.
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 Manic Street Preachers. So that gives you an idea of where they're coming from: it's lots of fuzzy guitars and vocal harmonies, with slightly sad or angry songs. In short, it's very loud, addictive guitar pop music!
In late 2014, the band promoted a series of recordings to radio, which have been picked up and playlisted by a number of regional stations across the UK. This led to radio sessions for Croydon Radio and live acoustic performances on Stag Radio, the station at Surrey University.
The band have completed work on their debut album, “The Pain Inside Your Head”, and are currently promoting it to press and radio. Spring and summer 2015 will see them play a number of higher profile club dates, including an album-launch at The Barfly, London, on 9 May.
The debut album, recorded at Alaska Studios in
London and mastered at Masterdisk, NYC, is out on the Header Records label on
11 May 2015 (HDRCD0001), with a lead-off single, "Schemes", released
on 6 April (HDRSG0001). Both titles are available through all major digital