INTERVIEW: ELLE MARY

Her ironically titled EP ‘Happiness’, released at the end of May, has given us an insight into Elle’s body of art and the brutal honesty of it is startling and stark. Today I meet her in Fallow Cafe; she is sat in the back corner when I arrive with a glass of wine and her […]

BOOK: MATTHEW COLLIN ‘POP GRENADE’

FROM PUBLIC ENEMY TO PUSSY RIOT: DISPATCHES FROM MUSICAL FRONTLINES Check the shelves and you’ll find all sorts of books that contain ‘Dispatches’ from some place of other.  Christ, even I’ve written one.  My particular Dispatches were ‘From The Wrong Side’ but of course I, in turn, picked up that meme from some now forgotten […]

WATCH: STEVE IGNORANT (CRASS) INTERVIEW ON THE SILENT RADIO SHOW

Last Saturday we welcomed into the studio Steve Ignorant former lead singer of Crass one of the most influential punk bands, well ever. Steve was joined by Carol and Pete from his new acoustic project ‘Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life’. Interviewed by a very excited Simon Poole Steve took us back to the Crass days, […]

AMY HIGHLIGHTS HOW WE NEED TO TREAT OUR MUSICIANS BETTER

Towards the end of Amy, her idol Tony Bennett comments that she has one of the true voices and should be remembered in the same vain as Billie Holiday. This struck a sore point in me, clearly highlighting the difference in the way musicians were treated then to now. A review of Amy said that […]

SILENT VERSIONS: #2 – ELEANOR RIGBY

From undisputed classics through interesting reinventions to downright abominations, Silent Versions looks at half a dozen different imaginings of the same song. Ask 10 people for their favourite Beatles song, and you’ll get 10 different answers. Bang any one of them into YouTube and you’ll be inundated with recordings, the majority of which are barely […]

INTERVIEW: GROVES

Groves are a noise/punk/hippie three-piece band from Manchester (They are not the five-piece who recently played the Now Wave stage at Sounds from the Other City). The ‘throat-splitting’ vocals are provided by Luca Corda, the ‘thunderous drums’ by his brother Mattia Corda and the gut-drilling bass by Richard Clarke. There are a few reasons why I […]

RORMIX’S WHO ARE YA? KUTOSIS

Silent Radio has teamed up with the new music video website Rormix to find new artists to share with our readers. Rormix is the home of independent music videos. Helping users find the best in new music by tailoring it to your taste. Helping emerging artists get their videos seen by engaged users. Bringing high […]

WHO ARE YA? LESS WIN

From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended […]

INTERVIEW: BOXED IN

It should really not surprise us that a member of the Manchester cult band Keith, would soon resurface. Especially, not with those keys that are so central to the Keith sound. The man behind those keys is Boxed In and when you find he is a former member of Keith, it is quite hard to […]

INTERVIEW: JUPITER C

Jupiter C make otherworldly sci-fi music, and create a dystopic soundtrack to the world of J.G Ballard, who incidentally was the subject of both of the duo’s dissertations. Car crashes, obscenity and war-torn regions are all here, but somehow beautiful and entrancing. Their latest release comes in the cassette form of ‘Insect Eyes’; a song which […]