Monday, December 18, 2023

Silent Runners

Some Christmas presents are unpacked a little late at our office, because this one was already released on December 8, but what a treat it is!
Silent Runners from Amsterdam were founded in 2015 and have since been steadily building an impressive oeuvre that has its origins in eighties synths and electronics with post-punk influences. Too intense to label them under coldwave, too melodic and clear to simply label them only as darkwavers though.
And now for the first time a Christmas track, with lyrics mashed-up and heavily inspired by Christmas song lyricists as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Chris Rea and Paul McCartney. Combined with musical references such as New Order and Nasmak (famous, influential Dutch band from the early eighties), all this results in a surprisingly good Christmas song that, although not very uplifting in theme, still warms us passionately. So cold, but yet so good, let's hope it's the start of a long lasting annual band tradition. A good dose of Gluhwein will do the rest. 

Insta here, their X over there.