Silt – In Line

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EP Review by Mark Bayross

Three-piece Silt are already well established in their native Iceland, having released four albums (the latest being the critically-acclaimed DOUGLAS DAKOTA), played with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, and supported Ash, The Prodigy, Pulp and – at Damon Albarn’s request – Blur.

Listening to this five-track EP, it’s clear to see what all the fuss is about. Heavy on melodic walls of guitar (THE WALK) and screaming from frontman Heidar (BUS STOP), Silt mix the arena-filling dynamics of Muse with the skewed noise of Sonic Youth and the occasional blues of Mercury Rev.

You can catch Silt supporting Sparta (half of the legendary At The Drive-In) in the UK and Europe from the end of May till the first week of June (2002).

4 stars