• The Invisible

    LIVE: THE INVISIBLE – 26/09/2016

    – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – The Manchester rain is unrelenting this Monday evening. It’s as if nature has given us an unusually long summer in order to reserve all its rain for the time new students move to the city, giving them a true taste of what they’re in for. In most cities, this would […]

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    LIVE: LIVERPOOL PSYCH FEST – 23+24/09/2016

    – CAMP AND FURNACE, LIVERPOOL –  It’s 3pm on a schoolday and the walls are cracking, the ground is fracturing, and my brain is thudding against my skull – it must be the fifth edition of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Over 100 bands are assembling over two days across four stages in the […]

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    LIVE: GUADALUPE PLATA – 15/09/2016

    – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – I’m surrounded by lots of exceptionally tall men. A mix of the Irish. And a spattering of Spanish. I wonder if the Spanish and Irish have a general population filled with extremely tall people. It’s making it extremely difficult to see, anything. I couldn’t particularly tell you then exactly […]

  • God Damn

    ALBUM REVIEW: GOD DAMN – EVERYTHING EVER

    Last year I was lucky enough to see the Foo Fighters perform in Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket stadium. As the venue filled in the few hours before the main event, 2 young, long haired guys walked confidently onto stage and began playing; one on drums, one on guitar and vocals. The music was unapologetic, hard […]

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    LIVE: FESTIVAL NO. 6

    THE ULTIMATE MIDDLECLASS FUCKFEST Arriving on a gloomy Friday morning in the land of dragons, sheep and people who hiss, Festival No. 6 instantly comes across as the sort of festival I shouldn’t be at. The quirky signs welcome you in as the weight of 20 cans teases a crippling crush on my struggling wrists, […]

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    LIVE: DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD – 06/09/2016

    – GULLIVERS, MANCHESTER – “I love camaraderie” asserts Danny George Wilson. Attending a live show with his fantastic band (The Champions of the World, no need to be humble at this point) is enough to prove his point. The always warm and cosy venue at Northern Quarter’s Gullivers is quite packed, mostly with a nice […]

  • Toots and the Maytals

    LIVE: TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS – 10/09/2016

    – ACADEMY, MANCHESTER – Ska is sadly mourning when Toots & The Maytals arrive at Manchester’s Academy. Prince Buster has just died and a vivid legend is born. What a better way to pay tribute than with a superb performance by ‘Toots’ and Co.? This is a special show for another reason too: it’s the […]

  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

    LIVE: STRANGE WAVES PRESENTS KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD – 09/09/2016

    – THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – It seems like barely a day goes by without us at Silent Radio extolling the virtues of the Psych revival. This is not by design; Manchester and seemingly everywhere else is aboard a kaleidoscopic juggernaut unable and unwilling to stop it. Both floors of The Ritz are in use for […]

  • Sunflower Bean

    LIVE: SUNFLOWER BEAN – 10/09/2016

    – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – New York’s Sunflower Bean became one of the hottest tip bands after their release of their debut album earlier this year. A potent mix of attitude and great songs, it made for a listen that harked back to days long gone yet still managed to look forward with an […]

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    FILM – NICK CAVE’S ‘ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING’

    Following the tragic death of his 15 year old son, Arthur, Nick Cave understandably became reluctant to face the media when releasing his 16th album with The Bad Seeds. He instead decided to commission a feature length preview film. Working once again with director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford) this largely […]

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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 ...

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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 ...

Right or Wrong

IS THERE A NEED FOR SILENT RADIO?

… And Other Sites Like It. This question came up today due to a simple Tweet we sent out asking if anyone would like to ...

Side Project

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 ...

Exploded View

WHO ARE YA? EXPLODED VIEW

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 ...

Submotion Orchestra

INTERVIEW – SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA

Since forming in 2009 after receiving funding by the Arts Council to perform a live dubstep gig, Submotion Orchestra have established a name for themselves ...