The Idle Silence 

An indie/alternative-rock band from Somerset, nominally based in Taunton. Martyn Edwards, James Haldane, Phil Russell and Jay Parr formed the band in 2018 and very quickly enjoyed radio play with their first recordings in the UK, USA & Australia.  From then until the pandemic struck, they played well received gigs throughout the South West and built up their renowned live sound. This led to the decision to record themselves remotely during lockdown.  The results saw radio play across the UK.

Drawing influences from a well of great bands like The Beatles, Nirvana, Radiohead, R.E.M. they also have a healthy interest in metal, house, anti-folk, post-rock, hip hop, Avant-composers and Eurovision songs. This gives them a firm grounding in how to match a catchy melody to a memorable guitar riff, with unexpected twists.

Their latest recordings have gone on to make up their soon to be released Frown EP. The EP Includes live favourites Hee Hee and the title track, Frown.

Sunday The Davies & Way Bandstand Stage