New Music Critique: The Silk War

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Contact: bari@pressherepublicity.com

Web: thesilkwar.com

Seeking: Label, Mgmt, Film/TV
Style: Alternative, Post-Wave, Electro

Led by singer Alexandra Blair, the Silk War’s potential is absolutely clear. Not only is Blair’s voice rangey and appealing, but the material has imagination and daring––sometimes to a fault. The moody, longish “Barcelona,” with its piano, synth-strings and shuffled drums, has some admirable song structure but is hampered by a messy sound mix that does Blair no favors. “Blue Hour” really grooves, and it has true “single” potential, but it would need to be trimmed and edited to tighten its structure. “Slender Slander” has a dance-y Blondie-meets-Depeche Mode vibe and shows a whole unexpected side of the band. We urge Blair to improve her diction to better convey the lyrics. Keep working.