Channeling the Eighties while name dropping the Roaring Twenties. Normally a band doing this would need some serious therapy. But Oxford, England's A Silent Film are doing alright, thank you very much.
The name came from a song by the same name the band wrote using a piano melody from Charlie Chaplin's The Kid.
You'd be thinking they'd have at least one ragtime ditty that someone could evade the coppers with, but no dice. Nope, these affable blokes have been possessed by the spirits of Unforgettable Fire-era U2, Tears For Fears, a-ha and Born to Run-vintage Bruuuce.
The driving beats, the hooky synths, the anthemic choruses... this band is anything but silent. The fact that two of their modern-day influences are The Killers and Coldplay are evidence enough of this.
It's a bit of a shocker, however, given all of the mashups out there, that there isn't a Chaplin clip spliced with one of the band's tunes. This hit would give Modern Times a driving urgency not considered before.
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