Premiere: Great Silkie – Scared To Be Alone

Great Silkie

Last week, we introduced Great Silkie to you as our Featured Artist, and this week we’re excited to bring you the premiere of their debut video.

Trading in primitive rock ‘n’ roll for dreamy, shimmering sonics, former The Voyeurs guitarist Sam Davies decamped to the English countryside to create his wistful, folk-tinged sound.

With recruited members Andrew Saunders and Roberto Conigliaro (Mind Enterprises, Lust) on-board, the band recorded their debut single Scared to be Alone in London with Young Husband’s Euan Hinshelwood, and have so far played a handful of up-close and intimate shows around the capital.

Now they’ve unveiled the accompanying video to the hazy, sax-adorned track. Director Danny Nellis says of the horticulturally pleasing short: ‘I know our Sam is a big Harrison fan so I thought I’d dress him like George on the All Things Must Pass cover and the other guys like they were in The Good Life.

‘We headed out of London to the outskirts of Manchester where I knew we’d be able to get away with filming on some local transport and brought an array of plants and flowers with us. The video shows our journey circling the rural train lines between Manchester and Leeds, while the guys do some light gardening.

‘A train conductor on one of the trains eventually took a liking to us and let us stay on-board all afternoon going up and down the line, occasionally having to disembark when the train went into the depot for 20 minutes. We hit rush hour around 5pm when the last light was fading and the train got packed while we still had one shot to do.

‘We went ahead anyway. A guy leaned over and asked what we were doing. I told him, he smiled and just said, “ah man, I’ve just been in an office all day”. I think we brightened up those Leeds commuters’ journey home that rainy afternoon.’

Watch it here: