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Who are you?
We are Jack Burlison, John Gair, Andrew McAskell and Robert Owens and we are Radio Silence.

What is it you do?
Cathartic music designed to invoke an evolution in state of mind.

How long have you been doing it?
We’ve been together in some form or another for around 18 months now but individually we’ve played for most of our lives with different inter runners and genres

What inspires you?
We take inspiration from a range of mediums. Musicians past and present, poetry, art and paintings, and especially every day issues; the impact of technology, social media, politics, the news and current affairs. The pandemic and its impact on mental health has also been a big focus of ours this year, as seen in this next release, The Hanging Tree.

Tell us about your music.
It feels cliché nowadays to say that a band writes about being angry or are politically charged. While our music takes heavy inspiration from punk roots and our own political views we try not to slap people in the face with them, instead writing music that hopefully encourages people to let their mind wander and create their own opinions from our lyrics, perhaps unlocking a passion or fury they were not otherwise aware of. We’d prefer people find their own relevances in our music and be passionate about what they want to feel passionate about, rather than be told what should be there.

What have you got coming up in the future?
Our next track The Hanging Tree, released 19th December 2020, is the first from our upcoming EP which will be released in full in the new year. We also hopefully have our first gig for 2021 booked for the NE Volume Music Bar supporting Venus Grrrls and Sing Again Syren on January 30th which has been tentatively rescheduled from its original date due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Where can people find out more about you?
Find us on Facebook (@OfficialRadioSilence), Instagram (@OfficialRadioSilence), as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud: https://li.sten.to/Je4owJ2

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