SILT Return With Grounding Alt-Pop Number In ‘I Always Need A Break’


“Have heard just a couple of songs from SILT but I’m already becoming a fan. Great vocal and this one in particular has a brooding glow to it.” (Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J)

“That voice! Like a rollercoaster of sweetness. Lovely build on this one, more please.” (Zan Rowe, Triple J)

“i’m keeping my eye on silt, there’s some smart, tender and catchy melodic talent on show right here.” (Declan Byrne, Triple J)

“You’ve mastered the dynamic shifts in this one, keeps me super engaged. Reckon it’d rip live too.” (Gemma Pike, Triple J)


Stream I Always Need A Break

With their most comprehensive release to date, Melbourne-based Alt-pop act SILT are returning with the absorbing number I Always Need A Break (Released June 25).

Since debuting in 2019, SILT have showcased their dynamic blend of alt-pop and indie-rock over 4 singles. After spending the first half of this year back in the studio with producer Jimi Lloyd-Wyatt at Ginger Studios, they are now working their way towards their debut EP which will be released later this year.

Setting the tone for their debut EP, I Always Need A Break is an incandescent and earthy track that explores the entire scope of SILT‘ssound. Led by Jess Polain’s delicate and vulnerable vocal delivery, she is backed by a cleanly picked electric guitar riff before being wrapped up in the chorus by an exotic world of breathy chants and rolling drums.

Reaching a crescendo in the bridge, the band break out in a sensory explosion with arpeggiating and modulating synth, overdriven guitars and Polain’s commanding presence. Then to lead the track out into a final chorus is a beholding guitar solo that bursts with personality. 

This vulnerable, moving track feels big and powerful which is fitting when this song is about taking back the power after being made to feel small. Polain states: 

“Some people just have a way of making you feel small and quiet. When I find myself lost for words when it comes to expressing or standing up for myself in the moment, there is always a level of discontentment and frustration right under the surface. So this song is really cathartic in that way!”

SILT have a big second half of the year ahead of them and to kick it off I Always Need A Break is out now.

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