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"... if they'd been around [Seattle] in the mid-'90s, Sub-Pop would've signed them in a heartbeat. Tight and turbulent, 'Unlucky for Some' has a dark, angsty, throw-yourself-around-the-room energy." - Hot Press (Jan '09)

"Some really good bands are coming out of Cork at the moment and Silo are destined to be one of those who go national." - (Mar '09)

"Silo are very good at what they do – it is loud, it is pumping and it is full, oh so full of angst ... their popularity is more than justified" - (Oct '08)

"...I'm glad this band was brought to my attention. They are the best Irish band I have heard since I laid ears on Berkeley a few years ago, who coincidentally share a similar '90s post-indie rock sound as Silo. Just because you don't live in Ireland, that is no excuse not to support this band." - (Nov '08)

"... full of energy and attitude" - Hot Press (Dec '08)

"It's punky, it's raw, it's honest, it's not complicated. I love it to bits." - Cormac Battle (Feb '09)


2008 - Unlucky for Some (Single)
2009 - Album



Silo are a four-piece alternative rock band from Cork, Ireland. Since forming in 2001 the band have gone through numerous line up changes, seeing them develop musically into one of Cork’s premier original acts. The current line up, which has been intact since the summer of 2007, brought brothers Shane and Cian O'Leary together with original members Philip Murphy and Eoin Ryan.

Since this union, the band has taken leaps and bounds developing their sound into a rocking yet melodic force. Not only have Silo played extensively throughout Ireland but they have also been invited to showcase their music in London by management companies and record labels.

An early demo saw the band being picked for the National Student Music Awards in 2008. Later in 2008 the band recorded and released their debut single "Unlucky for Some" to a vibrant reaction from the Cork music scene and 2009 will see the band attempt to build on this success throughout the rest of the country.

The band were "Pick of the Fortnight" in Jackie Hayden’s First Cuts column in Hot Press for the same single which led to it receiving regular airplay on most of Ireland’s radio stations. The single also received an extremely positive review in the following issue of the magazine.

Silo recorded a live session for Cormac Battle's 2fm show in early 2009, showcasing some brand new material which will be featured on their upcoming debut album. Work on said album is heavily underway and the band is booked in to begin recording in July 2009.