interview with Silence Kit

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What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Mannon Smalley - Vocals
Natalie Smith - Guitar and vocals
James Stallan - Bass
Mike Pascucci - Drums
Where are you from?
Mannon and Natalie - Winnipeg, MB
James - Australia
Mike - British Columbia, Canada
We all live in Winnipeg now.
What year did the band form? January 2016
What's your style of genre? We mix many styles together as we are all influenced by a variety of music. We call ourselves Alt-Rock/Post Punk mutts if you need a label for it. haha
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? There is always the potential to be on a label. These days it is more difficult, we feel but if the right things fall into place.
What are your songs about? They more or less get written by what is being felt that day or something that is happening in our lives
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Do you start with the music or the lyrics? The music usually comes first via Natalie or Natalie, James and Mike will spend an evening just making noise and a tune will brew from that. Mannon writes lyrics after at least the framework of a song is made.
Have you done any covers live? Yes we have! Some Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sum 41 and Angel Olsen to name a few
What language do you sing in? We sing in English but we have spoken about writing a few tunes in French or that have partially French lyrics. We do have a French cover we play.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We have a core set of songs that normally get played but we try to create a fresh setlist for every gig while testing out new songs!
Where do you plan to gig the coming year? For 2018 we will be playing the local venue scene but what is really cool is that we will be playing Festival Du Voyageur in February! Go to and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for instant updates!
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started selling merch at our EP release show in April. We have two styles of T-Shirt. One is our main logo on black and we have a design called Kitty that available in Tan and White. Our debut EP, Started as a Whisper, is available on CD as well. Our Ep is available on all streaming and digital purchasing platforms too!
Where can people buy your merchandise? The best and easiest way is to talk to us at our merch table when you come to a gig! For those of you who can’t see us live or miss us when we come through your city, you can always send us a message via our social media or send an email and we can work out shipping some out. We have a shop via our website as well.
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? Through our website and our social media pages. We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@Silencekitband) and you can send us an email as well.
What are your plans for the future? A second EP is in the works and we just want to play as much as we can. We have a lot of cool gigs happening in February and March as well as a few live recordings of sets and individual songs
Do you have something to add? Thank you for having us. It is a great thing you do here. One day we will be in Sweden to play!
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