Silent Radio


The Silent Radio Show brings you the bands making the gig guide and headlines; passionately profiling outstanding music – without the bore, cynicism or smugness of the mainstream media.
The website was born in Manchester in 2009 by a bunch of passionate music writers, and has since grown into one of the most popular, totally independent music platforms in the city and beyond.

The Silent Radio Show first aired in March 2014 and is regularly found in the the top 40 Mixcloud charts. The show has featured interviews with the likes of The Wave Pictures, The Lovely Eggs, Maxine Peake, Buzzcocks, Sleaford Mods, Steve Ignorant (Crass), Kiran Leonard, Mark Burgess (The Chameleons), Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Pins, Idles, Cowtown, Sauna Youth, The Fat White Family, the list goes on and on. Live “Silent Sessions” have come from Karima Francis, Micah P Hinson, Marika Hackman and more.

Known for its unbiased and anti-smug approach to music journalism,,uk champions emerging musicians, smaller venues and DIY promoters through their handpicked monthly gig guide, live reviews, interviews and features.

The radio show team is made up of dedicated contributors to the Silent Radio website.

Tune in and discover your new favourite.

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Episode 14

This week more than ever we love Manchester and we love music, so here’s this week’s radio show full of the gigs taking place in the coming week in this proud city plus some new releases that have caught our ears.

Episode 13

A first in Silent Radio history – this week’s playlist is made up ENTIRELY of the bands hitting our shores this week.
Just call it your very own, specially curated gig guide. By George, we’re good to you.

We also delved into excessive gig goers, die hard fans and band names that make us look dead clever when we get the cultural reference.

We’re Silent Adam, Vic & Rich and we’ll be here all week.

Episode 12

It was a big day for the radio show this week because Silent Vic and Max were reunited after seven weeks apart. We opened a can of worms about favourite concept albums, while Rich cooked up a storm on Twitter with his emoji banter and music news featuring yellow beer.

Episode 11

On this week’s show Max is back from hiatus, and joined Adam to take you through the acts currently out gigging and playing here in Manchester and those making the Silent Radio website headlines. The music news is brought to you by Bobby and features two festival stories, neither of which are about lineups.

Episode 10

After last week’s Record Shop Day vinyl special, the Silent Radio team are back this week with the usual format of playing the acts currently out gigging and playing here in Manchester, as well as those there’s a fine selection of the newest music making the headlines.

The full track listing can be found here

Episode 9

THE RECORD STORE DAY SPECIAL (or as Silent Radio like to call it, Record SHOP Day)
This is the 4th of the Silent Radio RSD specials, in previous years guests have included Maxine Peake & Adrian Flanagan of The Eccentronic Research Council, Lois MacDonald (PINS) and Greta Caroll and Nick Delap AKA Bernard & Edith, all came armed with a selection of their personal vinyl record collection.
This year sees Silent Radio’s Simon, Vic and Adam raid their own collections to bring a show full of vinyl oddities, rarities, gems, new and old. LP’s, 12″s, 7″s, 5″s, picture discs, coloured vinyl, the whole shebang.

Episode 8

We’re mid-way through the stunning 4-day weekend – we’re celebrating the hols with a bumper Silent Radio show – covering the next TWO weeks of gigs, plus new stuff and other delicious gems. Join Silent Vic, Adam & Rich for 2 hours of eggs-cellent music. #EasterPun #NotSorry

Episode 7

Nobody complained last week, so Adam is back hosting this week, assisted by Max. We’ve got the usual mix of the best bands in town this week and new tracks from artists we love. Come for that, and stay for French lessons from Max, music news from Simon and two huge competitions with some ace prizes.

Episode 6

On this week’s Silent Radio show, Adam took the reins for the first time, guiding you through the next 7 days of gigs and stories from the website ably assisted by Max and Music News from Hannah.

Episode 5

On a glorious sunny day, Silent Vic, Simon, Max and Adam lovingly bring you a selection of the bands and acts hitting Manchester in the coming week, those making the headlines and round up the week’s music news stories.

Episode 4

A selection of the bands and acts hitting Manchester in the coming week, those making the headlines and round up the week’s music news stories.

Episode 3

A selection of the bands and acts hitting Manchester in the coming week and those making the Silent Radio headlines. Plus a chat with MCR Live stable mate Tom Cheesewright about his Book Of The Future podcast and an interview with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor ahead of his upcoming St Michael’s gig

Episode 2

A fine selection of the bands and acts hitting Manchester this week and making the Silent Radio headlines, including some reggae classics, blasts from past and the usual shits and giggles with Silent Vic, Simon, Adam & Max

Episode 1

This week’s special guest is Duncan from Dutch Uncles – we cover such bases as football skills (or lack of), hot air balloons, therapy, blazers and dad prog rock.