If Words Could Kill

by THE SILVER FACTORY

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To continue with our support of the 10” format, we at Elefant Records are releasing a Mini-LP from one of the groups that have just recently become a part of our team – the British group, THE SILVER FACTORY. A few weeks ago they released their debut single, with four splendid songs, on our collection New Adventures in Pop.

The band fronted by Fran Feely formed in the summer of 2008 with the intention of showing off their shared love of music from the sixties and indie-pop. They named the group in homage to Andy Warhol’s work studio, where he had countless events and parties. After several changes in the group’s line-up, with even Fran’s brother, Peter Feely, forming part of the group at one point, THE SILVER FACTORY settled into their definitive line-up when lead vocals were handed over to Marc Johnston (formerly of THE JUNIPERS, he was also partially responsible for the same tasks on the songs of that delightful release, “The Sun Shines Over You”). Currently, alongside Fran (rhythm guitar) and Marc, the band’s line-up consists of Matt Vinall (lead guitar), Luke Headland (bass) and Paul Hobbs (drums).

“If Words Could Kill” is the Leicester band’s grand entrance into music society, with seven songs that offer a more complete and open image of a group that is loyal to its sound. Starting with that inevitable indie-pop hit full of precious arpeggios and guitar arrangements that is the title track, via that instrumental revisiting of their “The Sun Shines Over You” that stars a sitar (and there we have the Beatles connection), we arrive at a Mini-LP full of sunny melodies that prove them to be adoring fans of the best of indie classics, along the lines of bands like CLOSE LOBSTERS, THE CHESTERFIELDS, THE TRASH CAN SINATRAS and CHOO CHOO TRAIN. “Comedown Cherry” oozes vitality amidst the thrashings of puppy love, and “The World May Brings Us Down” is so addictive and marvelously dynamic, like the earliest and best of THE STONE ROSES. “I’m Alright” is probably the song that best shows their sixties leanings, with clear tendencies toward THE HOLLIES and THE KINKS. Meanwhile, we get back to the elegance, class, and romanticism with “Flowers on the Scene”, a cross between THE SMITHS and THE SEA URCHINS.

This release will be a mouthwatering delicacy for lovers of the genre - a genre in which we have already included THE SILVER FACTORY. The band possesses elegance and a magical perfection when it comes to rounding out songs and decorating them with crystalline guitars and delicious melodies.

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released April 30, 2012

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Track Name: If Words Could Kill
You keep a diary of your dreams
So when you fell asleep late last night I had a look
It’s so profound I couldn’t put it down
Half the words that you wrote were true
Then I read that you’re leaving me soon!
My world stood still and if words could kill they would be written by your hand

You had no idea I knew, what you were gonna do
The words I read, are stuck inside my head
Can’t sleep them off when I go to bed
After all the things I’ve done for you
Then you go and rip my heart in two
Time comes soon and it heals all wounds and the truth is hidden in disguise

After all the things I’ve done for you
Then you go and rip my heart in two
My world stood still and if words could kill they would be written by your hand

You’ve decided enough is enough
No more dramas over us
Track Name: I Am The Sign
You should know that I see all the things that you stole from me
But my feet are firmly on the ground
Take all my dignity cause it’s the last thing that you’ll take from me
And my feet are firmly on the ground; yeah my feet are firmly on the ground
You should try to accept… It’s easy
But I’m hopelessly inept, cause I am the sign!

Living proof that I’m, living proof that I’m, living proof that I am the one

You should try to accept… It’s easy
But I’m hopelessly inept, cause I am the sign!

Living proof that I’m, living proof that I’m, living proof that I am the one

Time heals wounds when those dark clouds loom
In your head you are beautiful
Track Name: Comedown Cherry
Lying next to you in bed and dawn is breaking through
Dansette’s turning next to me, and I turn into you
A morning breeze comes in the room, and blows the net curtain
Should we get up out of bed? I’m feeling uncertain
Playing songs that shaped our life’s today
But turn it up its better heard that way

Autumn, spring and winters spent with you and summer too
Four seasons sat up in your room
Summer breeze through cherry trees the wind could make one fall
We write our names into the bark, the names we scribed are shaped in a heart

Art films and magazines cheap wine and TV
Watching French films on your own you think you’re Amelie
Thinking all the things I’d do to you
Thinking that you’d like the same things too

But you’ll never know
All the feelings that grow deep within my soul
The day that I found you
My heart stood still
Track Name: The World May Bring Us Down
There is no time
To waste on those who bring you down
When they probe and they shove you around
Laugh out load when your face hits the ground
The world may bring you down, but that’s ok
Cause I talk in my sleep anyway

There’s no need to talk I think I know your name
All the faces look the same to me
The knives are out and they’re stuck in your back again
They’re still sharp to use again and again

Strike a match
In the wind and it won’t stay alight
Burns so quickly but ever so bright
But I’d rather burn a short time
Than to fade and to never have shined
Like me some lights don’t burn out you’ll see

There’s no need to talk I think I know your name
All the faces look the same
The knives are out and they’re stuck in your back again
They’re still sharp to use again and again
But with you by my side
Raising two fingers high
In your back again, you’re back
Track Name: I'm Alright
I don’t want what you’ve got
I just want to be forgot my friend
And I don’t like the dark at night
Cause when you’re there I don’t care
Cause I’m alright

I don’t want to break your fall
I just want to see you slip, that’s all!
And when you’re there I don’t care
Cause I’m alright

I don’t want what you’ve got
I just want to be forgot my friend
And I don’t like the dark at night
when you’re there I don’t care
Cause I’m alright
Track Name: Flowers On The Scene
So you bought yourself a whiskey coke
You took a drink and had a smoke and stared across the room at me
Well I was on the other side pretending not to catch your eye
Things are not what they seem
You and me we’re the local flowers on the scene

Cause I walk between all the cracks in the floor
Washing my hands maybe 10 times or more
God only knows what goes on indoors
When you’re on your own

So I spoke to you and then you smiled
And then you took me by the hand and led me to a darkened room
It hardly came as no surprise when I, I realised
Things are not what they seem
You and me we’re falling apart at the seams

Things are not what they seem
Things are not what they seem
It came as no surprise
When I realised, that I caught your eye
I caught your eye
Track Name: The Sun Shines Over You (Sitar Mix)
I’ll be your eyes and ears
Hear things you shouldn’t hear
See all the things you shouldn’t see

I’ll be the wind that blows
All the dark clouds that show
Until the sun shines down on you

All these things that I try to say or do
All these things I do for you

I’ll be your shining light
Shine like the stars at night
Light up your room when you feel sad

I’ll be the books you read
Stories inside your head
The one’s that took you so far away

All these things that I try to say or do
All these things I do for you

All these things that I try to say or do
All these things I do for you

All these things and the sun shines on you
All these things and the sun shines on you
All these things and the sun shines on you
All these things and the sun shines on you
That much is true