Andrea Silver
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Andrea Silver

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | AFM

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Rock Pop




"Festival D'Ete de Quebec: Loud Lary Ajust"

*Translated from French*
"It is true that the group was particularly strong, supported by guitar and drums (hammered by Andrea Silver, who we have also seen behind the drums with aggressive orchestras Dig It Up and The Sainte Catherines ) . Good move from LLA; I found the albums lacked a bit of weight ..." - Marc-Andre Savard

"Show Review: Young Galaxy"

"The rapport between bassist Stephen Kamp and drummer Andrea Silver alone was enough to make them worthy of headlining their own show." - Reagan Healey

"The Young and The Restless"

“Superfoods.” That’s what Young Galaxy’s lesbian drummer, Andrea Silver, says when asked why there are so many hot lesbian drummers. Perhaps that explains her appealing band mates as well. Young Galaxy’s fourth album, Ultramarine (out April 23), was made with electronic producer Dan Lissvik in Gothenburg, Sweden, at Lissvik’s studio — the first one all five musicians “worked on together from beginning to end,” says Silver, who adds that the Montreal-based band members lived together 24/7 for three weeks straight.

“We got up early together, drank our coffee together, walked to the studio together, worked in a small space for eight or nine hours together, ate dinner together and sat in a room in silence on our computers — together,” she says. “To me, this was one of the biggest factors in the whole experience. Add into the equation a personality like Dan and us working in his ENVIRONMENT rather than transplanting him into ours. I think we certainly created an ambience that was unlike any other the band had worked in before.”

Silver slyly admits that there were some potentially naughty diversions in Sweden too. “The sun also went down at 10:30 p.m. and there are a lot of beautiful people in Gothenburg, but I guess that was more of a distraction than anything.”

Ultramarine is the Canadian indie band’s best recording yet, a beautifully kinetic, visceral, and oddly intimate collection of electronic pop. With six EPs and four albums under its belt, the band — which began as a duo of Catherine McCandless and (her now-husband) Stephen Ramsay in 2005 — has honed its sound greatly in its current incarnation. For the last couple of years the band’s lineup has included Ramsay, McCandless, and Silver as well as Stephen Kamp and Matt Shapiro.

The album’s first single, “Pretty Boy,” is a modern take on a New Order-esque dance-pop anthem certain to be a summer club mainstay. The whole album is a hybrid of hooky, deconstructed new wave–inspired electronica meets ethereal pop and atypical arrangements. It follows the band’s divergence that began with its 2011 album, Shapeshifting, but you can still feel a little early Pink Floyd inspiration in there from its debut as well.

“We’ve been a solid lineup for about two years now,” says Silver, who adds that joining a “band that had already been hard at work for a number of years was both exciting and terrifying. I had no idea where I would FIT in, especially when it came down to writing a new album. In the end, I think Ultramarine does the job of portraying what our band has become over the last two years. What I think you hear on this album is a serious collaboration of ideas and skills that we’ve all come to recognize in each other.” - Diane Anderson-Minshall


Dig It Up - Manners 2011(Stomp Records)

Young Galaxy - Ultramarine 2012(Paperbag Records, 2013 Polaris Prize Nominee)

Young Galaxy - Shoreless Kid/Youth is Wasted on the Young EP 2012 (Paperbag Records)

Sarah Johnston - Solo EP 2013



Montreal born drummer Andrea Silver has been catching the attention of fans, fellow musicians, and members of the music industry for over 10 years. 

With an initial start in the rock/punk rock genre, her career grew as quickly and impressively as her versatility. She has recorded and toured North America and Europe with such acts as Dig It Up, The Sainte Catherines, Young Galaxy, Sarah Johnston (of Bran Van 3000), and Loud Lary Ajust. A force to be wreckoned with, Andrea has also impressed engineers at studios such as Breakglass Studios (Wolf Parade, Patrick Watson) and Studio PM (Sarah McLachlan, Arcade Fire). 

She also doesn't shy away from the camera, finding herself involved in numerous televised specials on Musique Plus, CBC, Aux TV, and TFO. 

Self taught, Andrea has never stopped herself from taking on the challenge of a new gig and a new genre. She started small in her hometown basement punk band and never looked back.

Past Shows: 

Dig It Up

Warped Tour 


The Fest, Gainesville

The Sainte Catherines

The Fest, Gainesville 

East Coast American tour

Young Galaxy

North American Tours (in Support of Junior Boys and Austra)

European Tour (in Support of CHVRCHES)

Iceland Airwaves Festival


Osheaga Music Festival

Festival D'Ete de Quebec

Hillside Festival

Polaris Music Prize Gala

Loud Lary Ajust

Festival D'Ete de Quebec


Band Members