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 […]

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 […]

WHO ARE YA? Treasureseason

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 […]

Q&A QUICKIE: MEANWHILE

It is difficult not to be excited by Meanwhile. Sounding somewhere between Prince and the Pet Shop Boys, the former Home Counties dweller (born Tom Andrews), creates dance-able songs with great hooks. On tour with La Roux and signed to Fiction Records, the future for Meanwhile looks as bright as their glorious Technicolor pop. First […]

INTERVIEW: JOSH PYKE

Aussie singer-songwriter JOSH PYKE is back in the UK, with four albums and a string of tours under his belt. The ‘Middle of the Hill’ singer tells Silent Radio’s NATASHA JOHANSSON why he feels his latest work is the end of a chapter in his life, why he’s branching out into psychedelic rock, and exclusively […]

INTERVIEW: LOCH LOMOND’S RITCHIE YOUNG

His music is featured heavily on the Boxtrolls soundtrack, and he fronts the Decemberists’ favourite group – “dream pop” act Loch Lomond. Hailing from Portland, Ritchie Young is used to being surrounded by a dazzling array of instruments onstage. But the 39-year-old has opted to strip that away for a more laid back UK solo […]

INTERVIEW/REVIEW: PHANTOGRAM – 10/05/2014

Saturday turned out to be a typical day for Mancunians; grey and wet and one in which you’re much happier being indoors. But I was off to meet incredibly hip two piece Phantogram, so I braved the weather. Manchester did its best at welcoming the duo from Upstate New York by ensuring it was raining […]

INTERVIEW & REVIEW: THE TWILIGHT SAD – 02/05/2014

- THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – Backstage at The Deaf Institute, The Twilight Sad frontman James Graham leads me to a tiny room containing three bunk beds and room for nothing else. “It is like when you were wee and your pal came to play PlayStation” he says with a smile. Hailing from Glasgow, The […]

INTERVIEW: BRODY DALLE

After a brief rest following my struggle up the 4 flights of stairs of the echoing university building that houses the Manchester Academy complex, the door swung open as a slim blonde welcomed me like any housewife opening the door to a welcome visitor.  “Hey, how ya doin’….” in a soft semi Californian accent. The […]