Active since. 2014
Hometown of Runcorn, United Kingdom
Currently Resides in Lethbridge/Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Silkstones are an indie-rock group from the Lethbridge and Calgary area. Consisting of core members Ryan Phillips and Dylan Jerome Wagner, the two developed an honest and focused song writing relationship by becoming great friends not only in the band, but being supportive in their personal lives as well. Together, they push each other in their song writing limits further and further which has matured the band’s sound. Their outlook on music has always been to take the art seriously and to have depth and thoughtfulness while songwriting.
With the addition of new members during the summer of 2017, The Silkstones are able to create lush and full sounds that are heard on the album and have translated into sophisticated and exciting live shows. Their violinist Megan Brown gives a lavish string dynamic while their guitarist Joel Gray provides energy and melodic solos that complements Wagner’s guitar. Their drummer Skyler Bjorn Benoit-Jones provides a solid percussive blanket for everyone else to build upon and create the lush ambient art-rock sound The Silkstones are known for.