WIN DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH TICKETS AND ALBUM

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED With the UK tour set to kick off this Friday (24th) at Manchester’s Deaf Institute (with support from Farao), Silent Radio have a pair of tickets and a copy of the ‘Club Meds’ album (reviewed here) to give away. Just send an email to simon (at) silentradio.co.uk with your name and contact […]

WHO ARE YA? HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN

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: WOLF ALICE

Ahead of their gig at The Ritz in Manchester, and after a brief tour of the backstage area looking for a place quiet enough to do an interview, Silent Radio’s Adam Smith spoke to Wolf Alice bassist Theo Ellis and Drummer Joel Amey in the dressing room being shared by support bands Crows and The […]

WHO ARE YA? TVAM

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 […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: FRANZ FERDINAND AND SPARKS SUPERGROUP ANNOUNCE MANCHESTER GIG

New supergroup FFS, comprised of members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, will play in Manchester on August 25. The two bands’ new side project will play at the Albert Hall, following gigs in Glasgow and London in June. Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson of Franz […]

WHO ARE YA? FALSE ADVERTISING

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 […]

SILENT VERSIONS: HEY JOE

From undisputed classics through interesting reinventions to downright abominations, Silent Versions looks at half a dozen different imaginings of the same song. Smoking gun in hand, Joe is off to Mexico. His starting point, however, is a little more complicated. Originally registered for copyright by folk singer Billy Roberts, there have been numerous disputes of […]

INTERVIEW: MARTIN LUKE BROWN

London based Leicester born singer/songwriter Martin Luke Brown is supporting Orla Gartland on her UK and Ireland tour (interview with Orla here). Silent Radio’s Fran Canning caught up with him after his set at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. For people who don’t know, who are you? My name’s Martin, which to be fair I hate my […]

INTERVIEW: ORLA GARTLAND

London based Irish singer/songwriter Orla Gartland found fame posting videos of herself playing acoustic cover versions of songs she liked on YouTube. At present, her channel has received over 11 million views. Silent Radio’s Fran Canning caught up with her while she was in Manchester for her sold out show at The Deaf Institute. To […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: WATTER, HOLY SONS AND LILACS AND CHAMPAGNE AT THE DEAF INSTITUTE

Watter are a new trio made up of close friends and collaborators whose collective pedigree reads like a desert island list of must-haves in experimental rock musicians. Multi-instrumentalists Zak Riles (Grails) and Tyler Trotter are anchored by legendary drummer Britt Walford (Slint, Evergreen) on six genre-defying pieces of monolithic mood music. The band released their first […]