The Silverbeets – Halcyon Days

Musicmandir is super stoked to be interviewing Farnz Cordeaux fromThe Silverbeets’, a rock and roll band from Hobart, Tasmania (the small island state of Australia at the bottom end of the world). The bands latest release, Halcyon Days is out now!

The Australian indie rockers are offering a taste of things to come, by releasing the lead track 'We Mattered Once Upon a Time', along with a music video. With a rich dark green sound interspersed with multi-colored stems, their non-formulaic style is distinct. Like their forthcoming 8-track full-length album, this single evokes the spirit of artists such as Can, They Might be Giants and XTC.

"This is a song about how government, or people in power, once treated people with some common decency, like we mattered. However all semblance of caring seems to have completely gone by the wayside and all we have left is the greed of man, the greed of those in power who know how to use it against the 99% Viva la revolution!" says frontman Farnz Cordeaux.

Formed in 2014, The Silverbeets have evolved it's sound over the years which has led the band to craft an idiosyncratic sound that borrows from luminary rock acts like Pink Floyd, The Byrds, David Bowie, Radiohead, The Pixies, Queen, Fleet Foxes, Simon & Garfunkel, Nick Cave and Neil Young, among others.

The Silverbeets

Halcyon Days Album track list -

We Mattered (Once Upon a Time)

Cool, Like David Suzuki


You Still Look So Beautiful

Unnatural Selection

Never Trust the Government

Sexy Ted

One Melody

The Silverbeets consist of Farnz Cordeaux (rhythm guitar, vocals), Jamie Scott (lead guitar, vocals), Nigel Hope (bass) and Bill O’Brien (drums) but their recorded sound is also heavily influenced by their “5th member”, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ernie Oppenheimer.

The 'Halcyon Days' was recorded at Bad Radio Studios and Urban Fringe Compound between mid-2019 and mid-2020. All songs were mixed and mastered by Ernie O at Urban Fringe Compound.

You can support The Silverbeets by checking them out on bandcamp here.

Follow them on Twitter here & on Facebook here.