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2015 END OF YEAR LISTS

Six of Silent Radio’s contributors have complied a list of their favourite albums, tracks and gigs of 2015. Plus a full month by month break down from Zach Roddis of his year listening to music from the DIY scene. When they came in there were quite a few that have passed me by, so if […]

THE SYNTH SYMPOSIUM – 01/12/2015

 – FACTORY 251, MANCHESTER – “The new instrument for the new music”. That was the slogan for the synthetisers back in the early 70s. Shortly after, the American Minimoog set “an absolute turning point”, as Gordon Reid tells his ‘Incredibly Brief History of the Synthetisers’ speech to a packed Factory251. This is the Synth Symposium, […]

WHO ARE YA? / 君達は誰?THE PIQNIC

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 […]

BOOK: ‘THE TRUTH OF REVOLUTION, BROTHER: AN EXPLORATION OF PUNK PHILOSOPHY’

WRITTEN BY LISA SOFIANOS, ROBIN RYDE & CHARLIE WATERHOUSE “If punk was an explosion, then is about what’s happened after the dust settled”, says the foreword of ‘The Truth of Revolution, Brother: An Exploration of Punk Philosophy’ (Situation Press, 2014), by Lisa Sofianos, Robin Ryde and Charlie Waterhouse. This beautifully designed book has a hidden […]

INTERVIEW: FRUIT BOMB

Last night, Fruit Bomb, Fallowfield’s very own Garage Pop band, were picked by The Skinny to play alongside Menace Beach, Weirds and False Advertising. This is just part of the recent acclaim the band has started to receive – they have just streamed their first single ‘Goin Home’ on the NME. This hype might well […]

INTERVIEW: THE WEATHER STATION

Tamara Lindemann (The Weather Station) has had to rush off for lunch, after being stuck in hours of traffic on her way to Gullivers (gig reviewed here). This makes interviewing her rather difficult – my explanation of why I’m here to the woman on the door goes down badly and I receive a lot of […]

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 […]