Silent War brings you a fresh, danceable and aggressive sound, inspired by the night ◑
Silent War is a five-man formation from Amsterdam. The indie-rockband is formed in 2013 and has gone through a true evolution. New songs, a new formation and a completely renewed sound. Besides the massive and bombastic songs the band started working with danceable grooves and electronic influences. This new sound was the main focus for their new EP, which will be released in the summer of 2018. For this EP, the band worked closely with producer Huub Reijnders.
The band describes their new sound as a mixture between indie and electronic music. The energy of the club, combined with solid drums, synths and snappy guitars. Synthesizers have become increasingly important within the band, which is inspired by bands like LCD Soundsystem, Foals and Northeast Party House.
Despite the new sound, the essence of Silent War is still the same. Silent war means contrast. Day and night, light and dark. “It describes the inner struggle everyone will experience at some time”, says drummer Paul Much. Lots of the lyrics are inspired by this inner conflict, and by wanting to escape the daily routine. Once on stage, all that energy really comes out and the band can completely lose itself in the moment.
“The night inspires us to write new music”, says frontman and singer Josha van der Horst. “In addition, our music sounds better at night. The night has a certain atmosphere that you won’t encounter during the day. Nighttime has something mysterious and ominous, which you can hear in our music as well. Quite often I prefer to write music at night, because my state of mind is completely different compared to daytime. When you feel a bit blurred you will get a lot of creative ideas. Besides that, everything is really quiet so I won’t be distracted and my imagination can do what it’s supposed to do.”
Silent War will release the new EP ‘Echo’ soon. Curious about the sound of Silent War? Check out their new single ‘Neon’ on iTunes and Spotify ◑
“Silent War sounds bombastic with interesting dark undertones, with the deep vocals of Josha van der Horst as an important basis for their songs.” – 3voor12 // The Brahms and Silent War // 17-02-18 De Helling
“The Mystery and the ominousness is important for the band, and you can hear that clearly in this song. This is indie rock as it’s supposed to be; bombastic, atmospheric & exciting.” – Camielmusic