Winnipeg, MB-based alt-rock band, Silver Clouds is made up of veteran players Rod Slaughter (Duotang, Novillero), Dave Berthiaume (Novillero), Sean Stevens (Novillero, Transonic), and Steve Payne (Boy, Transonic).
The band’s self-titled debut album was released on June 26, 2020, via Disintegration Records, and featured singles, “Peter Sellers” and “Minor Hesitation”.
Now, we have teamed up with them to unveil a video for their newest track, “Inclement Weather”.
Check out the video below and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Rod Slaughter, and the band is Silver Clouds
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I’ve played music for some time, primarily with two groups prior to Silver Clouds – Duotang, a very minimal bass band of only bass and drums, and Novillero , a more orchestrated pop band. Silver Clouds is rather a combination of the two – energetic pop music with a bit of a 70s UK influence.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Unfortunately no. This outfit has never played a show as Silver Clouds (although many of us were in Novillero together). We had a few opportunities in September in our hometown of Winnipeg for our inaugural show, but Covid had other plans..When we do play (hopefully in the spring), I think it’s safe to say it will be a rather energetic set driven by piano and drums, great rolling bass, atmospheric guitar, some moog-like synth, and lots of harmonies.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I think “Peter Sellers” – very upbeat and frantic song about my favourite actor at his lowest point.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Wow – I have lots. I used to be on Mint Records who has tons of great bands including the New Pornographers. From Montreal I really enjoy Elephant Stone. The Garrys from Saskatoon are a great up and coming trio. The Wet Secrets from Edmonton. Winnipeg has a great young band called Boniface. I’m sure as soon as I hit ‘send’ another 30 year come to mind!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.