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The best kept secret in music

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"Hot Press 8th March 2006"

Sounding unlike the name might suggest (or indeed their tranquil sleeve artwork), Still Life's sound is seeped deep in the classic rock sound of the 70's and 80's. Their sound is Lizzy-esque hard rock done softly. Not rocket science then but "Silver Lining" manages to be engaging enough in it's simplicity. Doubtlessly louder than bombs when played live, its ubiquitous guitar lines lie low enough in the mix to draw out the subtlety in singer Jack Walsh's clever yet very ordinary melody. Sometimes it just works. This is one of those times. - Hot Press


Discography

Silver Lining Ep
Tracklisting:

1) Silver Lining (Radio Edit)
2) Two Wheels Only
3) Body Blow
4) Tearing Apart At The Seams

Bonus Track
5) Silver Lining (Full Version)

This 5 track release shows the various facets of the bands songwriting, with their eye on catchy choruses and melodies in songs that vary from fast rockers to things that little bit more epic.

Recorded over 5 days during October and November 2005, at Jam Studios, Kells Co. Meath, Silver Lining features as well as 2 versions of the title track, the songs, Two Wheels Only, Body Blow and Tearing Apart at the Seams.

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Formed in Dublin in late 2003, old school mates Jack Walsh, (vocals/guitar) Ralph Murphy, (guitar) & Dave McGrath (Bass) hooked up with hard hitting drummer Paul Price to complete the Still Life line up in the summer of 2004. Since than, the band's unique mix of dueling guitars & pounding rhythm section has caught many an eye across Ireland's music scene. If noise equaled notoriety, Still Life would be the most infamous band in Ireland. These guys are villains for volume.

Celebrating the independent release of their new Silver Lining EP with a gig in Slattery’s of Capel Street, Dublin’s loudest four-piece almost blew the walls off one of the capital’s long-established rock venues. ‘We like to crank it up,’ says frontman Jack Walsh. ‘But the guys in Slattery’s wanted us to lower down and said we were the loudest band ever to play there.. The guys in Hot Press described us as louder than bombs’ Nice one!

But there’s more to Still Life than being proudly loud - as one listen to their debut EP Silver Lining, recorded in November 2005 will confirm. Containing four tracks - Silver Lining, Two Wheels Only, Body Blow and the beautiful atmospheric Tearing Apart at the Seams - it showcases a rock band on top form, with McGrath’s thumping bass and the stomping drums of Price providing the platform for Murphy and Walsh’s twin guitar assault.

Released independently in December last, the EP has received some remarkable reviews for both its excellent musicianship & commercial appeal. In May 2005, the CD was one of five selected from over 800 CD’s received in the FM104 open mic battle of the bands leaving the lads one step away from opening for Bon Jovi in Croke Park! Unfortunately, the band missed out on the slot in a controversial vote by text message system.
JACK WALSH RALPH MURPHY DAVE McGRATH PAUL PRICE
Vocals Guitar Bass Drums

The sound is topped off with Walsh’s assured vocal delivery. So different to anything found in this genre, it really makes Still Life stand out from the rest. 'We're about screaming guitars & amps at eleven alright, but don’t forget the chorus,' says axeman Murphy. 'It’s the melody that’s most important. That's the universal appeal to Still Life & what we believe to be the basis for a good song'.