The outfit continue to showcase the immersive raw edge of their sound on their sophomore single.
With a fun alternative rock sound that balances cutting edge rawness with immersive melodicism, Brighton’s silktape have done a really encouraging job of establishing their unique appeal on promising initial singles, 2022s ‘Stride’ and the brand new ‘Sink or Swim’.
The new track sees the outfit delve into more introspective territory, touching on the struggles and difficulties and challenges of the last few years, while ultimately opting to take the good with the bad and push on regardless. This message of solidarity and hope is amplified from the gritty, DIY feel of the sound, reinforcing the track’s rallying cry of togetherness and optimism. There is a raucousness about silktape and their sound that threatens to explode into a ball of frustrated emotion and catharsis, but their forward-thinking and powerful brand of modern rock’s powerful edge provides it with enough personality and relatable charm to stand out in a crowded scene.
“We wrote ‘Sink or Swim’ during a time when we were all feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what the future held,” says lead vocalist/guitarist George Clark. “But through it all, we found solace in the idea that we don’t have to be perfect all the time. The song is about finding the strength to keep moving forward, even when it feels like you’re drowning.”