Silo 18 go against the grain with new single

Pop punk/alternative rock band Silo 18 from Hemel Hempstead. L-R: Richard Memczak, Chris Aldridge, Charlie Gabriel and Jay Aldridge

Pop punk/alternative rock band Silo 18 from Hemel Hempstead. L-R: Richard Memczak, Chris Aldridge, Charlie Gabriel and Jay Aldridge

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A pop-punk quartet who spent their schooldays jamming together have just released their first single.

Now aged 25, the foursome still live in the town and have been performing together in Silo 18 for two-and-a-half years, smashing it with sell-out shows on the local circuit.

Charlie, who plays guitar, said of their first single Side By Side: “Originally Richard brought the lyrics and melody for the verses, then I interpreted the lyrics in my own way and wrote the chorus.

“I think the song is about waiting for a significant other, putting the effort in for that person and receiving nothing in return.

“It’s your standard love story really – though Richard wrote the verses about something completely different!”

The alternative rock band’s unusual name was brought to the table by vocalist and guitarist Richard, who had read Hugh Howey’s novella Wool.

The book follows the story of a post-apocolyptic, subterranean world where the characters cling to survival in silos – the main one being Silo 18.

The band’s full EP Civil War is due for release later in the summer, but the video for Side By Side – which was filmed in their rehearsal studios in Kings Langley – is now on YouTube.

Catch the boys at their next gig on Tuesday, June 30 at The Horn in St Albans. Tickets cost £5 on the door or £3 in advance from the band’s Facebook page.

Search ‘Silo 18 band’ on Facebook or visit silo18.bandcamp.com