A Silent Film brought their lush, expansive pop to the Hollywood Palladium supporting Silversun Pickups on their current US tour.
A Silent Film are bringing their music to the masses, opening for Silversun Pickups on their current US tour. Their sound is lush and romantic, building on 80s influences to make something that falls between a harder rocking Keane and a more melodic Killers.
Robert Stevenson is a passionate, mesmerizing frontman, moving effortlessly from piano to guitar through the course of their 45-minute set, even partaking in a bit of synchronized drumming that managed to sound fresh despite being the current cliche.
The band is touring to support their eponymous third full-length album, produced by the bandâ€™s Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker, along with Matthew Wilcox (Foster the People), and they are absolutely stellar live. Their setlist drew, more or less, equally from their three albums, starting off with the poppy â€œHarbour Lights,â€ and finishing with the rousing â€œDanny, Dakota & The Wishing Well.â€
Last year, A Silent Film took part in a 12-city Secret Rooms tour across the US, playing intimate, in-the-round concerts in nontraditional secret venues for 50 fans at a time. No matter the venue, this band is worth seeing live.