Collectives aren’t usually up to much. A bunch of disparate musicians and influences, flung together by boredom or circumstance or penury. Sometimes all three.
So we're happy to report that The Silent Fears, a ‘collective’ of brilliant musicians from York, are anything but any of the former reasons to haul a guitar on stage and dull a few mates in to oblivion.
Gaining strength all the time, and by that we mean growing in power and poise, and belting out their own mix of melodic lo-fi spacey indie rock. And getting more applause than a support band has any right to with some awesome sets with Space and Spacehog (no relation).
Joined here by Summer City who have impressed us every time in previous headliners. A force of nature that’s what; a stage show not for the faint-hearted or anybody that hasn’t visited a gym in the last year or so, and some spot-on musicianship that will make you gasp. Yeah, that good …
And ... a complete blast from the past with NYMPH making a one-off return to Fibbs, regulars here in the early noughties and playing favourites like 'Hide Out', 'Bury Me' and 'Panic Blaster'. Once described as 'Nirvana being molested by Green Day' and featuring the quite amazing Ian Wilson who you may have caught here solo supporting Beans On Toast and Friend Or Faux.