DEAF INSTITUTE HAS A 2 FLOOR FESTIVAL OF FRESH BANDS

Stay Fresh is a two-floor all day party with the very best emerging indie bands from Manchester and across the country sharing the stage! To celebrate the inaugural night there’s a a hefty line-up of 8 bands, all for just £6, and there’ll be some free drinks in the mix too! Leeds’ Cowtown are a […]

THE BRITISH SOUND PROJECT: NEW NAME, SAME EVENT + WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS

The brand new event taking place in Manchester has had to change its name with less than two weeks to go. The original name ‘JD Presents: The Brit Project’ was objected to by The BRIT Awards. The BRIT Awards – which is run by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) – got all het up and […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW: HOWE GELB

“When the planet glows dim, things tend to get more intimate” Parishioners at St. Michael’s Church in Ancoats can expect to hear tomorrow (24th June 2016) some music “never heard before as if it’d always been there”. Howe Gelb will be performing alone with his piano, supported by Erika Wennerstrom. Now that his Giant Sand […]

OLD MUSIC BETTER THAN NEW MUSIC?

This started as a Facebook status to say I’m off to see Adam and The Ants perform their second album Kings of the Wild Frontier in its entirety tonight. But the tale went on a bit, so I thought I’d elaborate a little on what I was going to say and post it here. So, […]

NO LOVE LOST – IAN CURTIS REMEMBERED

36 six years ago Ian Kevin Curtis, born July 1956 in Macclesfield, tragically took his own life. Battling severe depression from medication brought on by a diagnosis of Epilepsy, along with a strained marital relationship, the music created by Joy Division lives on as a sobering reminder of the jilted mind of the exuberant frontman. […]

RADIO SHOW WITH MICAH P HINSON LIVE SESSION

This week we were delighted to be joined by Micah P Hinson who came in for a chat and also played our 11th Silent Session live in the studio. Our prepared questions went out of the window and we ending up talking about the Queen, American politics, people talking at gigs and much more.Plus, we […]

IS THERE A NEED FOR SILENT RADIO?

This question came up today due to a simple Tweet we sent out asking if anyone would like to write for Silent Radio, which we do from time to time. The way we see it is the more writers we have, the more music will get written about. Simple you might think, but apparently not. […]

INTERVIEW: SIDE PROJECT

Side Project is made up of Anja and Luka two 20 year olds, from Zagreb, Croatia. I didn’t hear about them for quite a while because the Croatian scene is growing really quickly. I first heard them play on Valentine’s Day in Zagreb as warm up for Teen Daze and I fell in love. They […]