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A Double Dose of A Silent Film in New York City This Week

August 2nd, 2016

Robert Stevenson (vocals, keys and guitar) and Spencer Walker (drums) formed A Silent Film in Oxford, England, eight years ago. They quickly earned comparisons to bands like Coldplay, Keane and the Killers with their 2008 debut release, The City That Sleeps (stream it below), filled with arena-ready anthems. Sand & Snow (stream it below) followed in 2012, and A Silent Film (above, performing “Something to Believe In” for Jam in the Van) released their third studio full-length, a self-titled LP (stream it below), last year. “It’s hard to pinpoint the strongest aspect of A Silent Film, because there are many elements at work that make this album as strong as it is,” raved the Prelude Press. Now touring the U.S. the English duo plays Rough Trade NYC on Wednesday and then hits Mercury Lounge on Friday night. Gibbz opens both shows.