INTERVIEW: FRANK TURNER

Night &  Day Café, Manchester – 10/08/2015 Before playing to an excited Night and Day audience Frank Turner took time out from his busy schedule to speak to Silent Radio’s Paul Clark about his new album Positive Songs for Negative People. It had already been a busy day for Frank Turner by the time I […]

PJ BOND

NIGHT AND DAY CAFÉ – 10/08/2015 Back in Manchester for a second gig in as many months, American singer/songwriter PJ Bond was playing the Night and Day Café in support of Frank Turner’s on his warm up tour.  Silent Radio’s Paul Clark caught up with him before his gig to chat about his new album […]

WHO ARE YA? REDFACES

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: The Cult of Dom Keller

The Cult of Dom Keller are a quartet based out of Nottingham. For the last 7 years these DIY sonic alchemists have been creating whacked out soundscapes and songs that appear to have been born from another universe, all from the confines of their sonic bunker. 2015 will be the year they emerge from the […]

THE FRANKLYS LIVE ON THE SILENT RADIO SHOW SAT 1st AUGUST

This Saturday (1st Aug) London-based all-girl garage rock’n’roll band The Franklys join us live in the studio ahead of their Manchester gig at The Castle Hotel and before they carry on gallivanting across the UK and Europe as part of their ‘Bad News’ Summer Tour. “Live, the band are a blur of lipstick, rock hard […]

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 […]