Silent Devices
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Silent Devices

Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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'...I also think that bands like this deserve more coverage than they currently get; these tunes are beautifully crafted' - SevensSevens


'Two Decades stands out, because it’s genuine... The most beautiful thing about their music is the way they avoid this miserable apocalyptic atmosphere that often comes along with post rock... Layers of sounds and vocals intertwine and become some sort of a magic carpet. Make yourself comfortable and fly away!' - music is okay


'Leicester’s Silent Devices‘ music exists somewhere in the ether flitting effortlessly between the physical and the dream world. Their colossal multi-layered soundscapes transporting the listener to far-flung corners of the imagination and easing them back to reality at a whim. A journey on which they take the helm with such confidence and self- assurance that the listener has no option but to submit, strap in and enjoy the ride... 'On Two Decades – Silent Devices have managed to create a wonderful musical journey. Their music manages that rare act of somehow being delicate whilst being simultaneously powerful.' - Music Bug Blog


'What makes these guys stand out is the simplicity of it all. You can really tell that this band have grasped the absolutely essential concept that making a record is not about complexity, its about crafting a warm sound and layering each individual part meticulously, as to make every note, hi-hat, chord change and so on count and affect the listener.' - Cinematic Music Blog


'The latest 4 track EP from these Leicester stranglings is a slowly churning vortex of sound, light and colour creating soundscapes like no other. With hovering atmospheric sounds, Two Decades is a rich blend of delicate guitar riffs, synths and truly sincere vocals that define this band and in our opinion is some of their best work to date... 'Silent Devices really do cement themselves firmly in our hearts with this, a true shoe-gaze classic. A lot of reviews use the old line that a song sounds like “the world ending”, if this is the case, Two Decades sounds like the remaking of the new world. - The Monograph


'Great Band, Amazing Track'
- BBC


Unsigned Artist Of The Day 'Beautiful Instrumentation From Leicestershire' - BBC


'Melodic, sincere and just down-right beautiful' - Screaming Ground


Certain cities have various scenes that have been established over time. For bands that get involved, it’s all fine and dandy for them.

Look no further than Oasis and The Smiths from Manchester who set the bar for others to follow. But then again, not everyone wants to crank out indie music which continually sounds stale after every release. Still, a solid fan base will lap it up.

Other towns may not have such a strong musical heritage, but they put their stamp on where there from. Leicester, for example, may not be bursting with quality artists apart from breakaway act Kasabian – but do they really offer anything else apart from modernising Britpop ten years too late? Asides from producing tasty Walkers crisps, Leicester hasn’t been known for music. For some of you, this may change after listening to Silent Devices.

It almost sounds like an oxymoron. How can a band with the word ’silent’ in their name produce any noise? Is it just an elaborate and rubbish joke by us because we again forgot our submission deadline? Of course not. Of course not.

Silent Devices make music that has a soft and comforting feel to it. The slow-paced sounds don’t gradually build up and turn into something fast-paced and frenzied. Instead, the peppered addition of vocal over the hazy-sounding guitars make this perfect music for lounging around to. Put it this way, if Mogwai got a little bit happier and less cynical of the world, this is what they’d sound like. That’s unlikely to happen any time soon, so please invest in this lot instead.

- Hecklerspray


Discography

Forever Behind EP
Two Decades EP

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Bio

We're an Ambient/Pop band based in Leicester.

We were recently named as Radio 1 DJ Bethan Elfyn's 'Unsigned Artist Of The Day', she then went on to play us on her radio show and described our music as 'Beautiful'. DrownedinSound said our songs 'sent shivering tingles up our collective spines'. We have been played by BBC Introducing DJ's, Tom Robinson and Dean Jackson, and various 'Amazing Radio' DJ's such as Charlie Ashcroft, Bethan Elfyn, Matt Jamison and Mark Ryan. As well as just recently finishing a BBC (audio&video) session.

We supported 'The Rumble Strips' and 'Wet Paint' on their 09 March tour, 'Jeniferever' on their 09 April tour and 'The Acorn' on their November tour last year. As well as supporting other acts like; 'And So I Watch You From Afar', '65daysofstatic', 'Animal Kingdom', Charlotte Hatherley (Ash), 'Or, The Whale', 'Moddi', 'Three Blind Wolves', 'The Strange Death of Liberal England', 'A Genuine Freakshow', 'Gliss', 'Sleeping States', 'She Keeps Bees', 'Ovum', 'Her Name Is Calla', 'The Voluntary Butler Scheme', 'God Is An Astronaut', 'The Butterfly Explosion' and 'Felix'. We also played the BBC Introducing tent at last years Y Not Festival, this years' Headstock Festival and the Drowned in Sound stage at this years' Summer Sundae Weekender.