TICKET GIVEAWAY: PAIR OF TICKETS (AND A MEAL) FOR STAY FRESH FEST II

September 2016 saw the first Stay Fresh Fest take over two floors of one of Manchester’s favourite venues The Deaf Institute. The all-dayer which hosted eight emerging acts from around the North West was such a success that Stay Fresh Fest II is ready to roll again on the 28th of January. This time round […]

WHO ARE YA? BIRDS OF HELL

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 […]

BEST GIGS, ALBUMS AND TRACKS OF 2016 FROM SOME OF OUR WRITERS

It seems necessary for all websites and publications to do these lists, and as the editor of Silent Radio I’ve always thought they were a bit lame, but when we started doing them I realised I could discover new music I may have missed throughout the year, so now I’m quite a fan of these […]

INTERVIEW: MARISSA NADLER

Despite wide critical acclaim and praise from friends, I was definitely a ‘johnny-come-lately’ to Marissa Nadler and found myself stunned by the quality of her most recent record ‘Strangers’. The album, for me, confirmed Marissa’s position as a classic story teller as I became obsessed with finding the answers to each question prompted by her […]

INTERVIEW: JOFRIÐUR AKADOTTIR (PASCAL PINON / SAMARIS / JFDR / GANGLY)

Björk recently named Jofriður Akadottir as one of her favourite new artists in a piece for The Guardian. In that article, Björk admitted her obsession for Jofriður’s innovative techno band Samaris and praised her other work. For someone who has just entered her 20’s, Jofriður has released a hell of a lot of music. She […]

THE LOVELY EGGS: A PLAYLIST OF WHAT THEY LOVE AND WHY

With a unique band like The Lovely Eggs it can be hard to pin down exactly what it is that they could possibly enjoy listening to, so with their biggest headline date almost upon them Holly and David have kindly put together 10 tracks of acts they love and why. Tickets for their Manchester show […]

INTERVIEW: GOD DAMN

I caught up with Thom, James and Ash (who joined half way through) from God Damn to talk about the new album, touring, recording amongst other subjects. Later that night they would support Red Fang at Newcastle’s The Riverside. Standing on the banks of the Tyne, here’s what they had to say: W:       I […]

INTERVIEW: AMBER ARCADES

In March this year, I was in Gulliver’s waiting for Palehound’s support act to take the stage with little to no expectation. That support band though turned out to be Amber Arcades, the solo-project of Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf, who performed a frenetic set of shimmering guitars and kraut-inspired drums that straddled a whole […]

HAPPY ACCIDENTS AND THE JOYS OF NOT BEING OVER SERIOUS

Hailing from London, where if you’re a resident there’s a good chance you have a floppy haired indie pop quartet living in your trouser pocket, Happy Accidents are indeed quite a cheery little outfit. With nothing offensive about them other than the odd profanity in a song like ‘Leaving Parties Early’, they’re a nice change […]

WHO ARE YA? JELLYSKIN

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 […]