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Debut album from the Dublin-based art-rock five-piece produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox

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  1. 9.0 |   DIY

    An excellent example of how a debut should be done
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  2. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Silverbacks have hit the nail on the head with Fad. It’s a well-crafted start and works extremely well across its tight 36 minutes; the only real deviation coming in the form of a series of one-minute noise intermissions that purposefully break up the flow
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A satisfying and seriously exciting debut
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  4. 7.9 |   Gig Soup

    The attention Silverbacks have been garnering is well deserved. ‘Fad’ is a refreshingly different, ultra-confident debut from the Dublin five piece
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  5. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Fad lays an enticing groundwork for the future of Silverbacks
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  6. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    An album brimming with wit and potential
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  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    They may be past their teens, an era renowned for kicking out post-punk angst, but they’re surely making up for lost ground now
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘Fad’ is a very strong debut from an exciting new band, who have showcased a diverse range of memorable yet tongue-in-cheek songs
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  9. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    While Fad doesn’t shy away from delivering progressive social observation, for some reason it packages them in a vintage clothes store version of ’00s indie rock
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