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Rock // Bandon, Cork

After being invited to record a 2FM session, 2FM DJ and former frontman of Kerbdog, Cormac Battle branded Cork band Silo as ‘the best unsigned band in the world’.

Silo successfully fuse melody, punk and rock.

The band is a four piece from Cork, Ireland. Since forming in 2001 the band have gone through numerous line up changes seeing them develop musically into one of Irelands leading original acts.

The band has taken huge 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 and feature on ‘Southern Fried 2’, a compilation disc featuring Corks best acts. 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 the single exploded 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 the single receiving extensive airplay on all of Ireland’s well known radio stations including Red FM, Today FM and 2FM .

In February of this year the band were asked to record a session for RTE in their famous ‘studio 8’ (which has graced prestigious bands such as U2, The Frames and Frank Black of The Pixies among others) and the four tracks recorded were all featured on Cormac Battle’s ‘The Wireless’ show on 2FM.

Work on Silo's debut album is underway and the band is booked in to begin recording in July 2009 with Neil Calderwood (Shear) at Manor Park Studios (Fighting With Wire, The Answer). Silo has shared the stage with other renowned Irish rock bands such as Giveamanakick, Fighting With Wire and Fight Like Apes. 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.

“It’s punky, it’s raw, it’s honest, it’s not complicated. I love it to bits. Silo must be the best unsigned band in the world.” Cormac Battle, 2fm DJ

“Some really good bands are coming out of Cork at the moment and Silo is destined to be one of those who go national.”

“…if they’d been around Seattle in the mid 90’s, Sup-Pop would have signed them in a heartbeat,Tight and turbulent, ‘Unlucky For Some’ has a dark, angsty, throw yourself around the room energy.” Hot Press Magazine

"...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... rating 5/5" -

"... full of energy and attitude" - Jackie Hayden, Hot Press Magazine

"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" -