Silent Natives, consisting of Brothers Steve & Rich Jones along with Chris Kemsley all grew up in Romford, Essex, England. Cutting their teeth on the London Circuit in their 20’s, the trio met producer Ian Davenport (Supergrass, Radiohead) who produced their first single release ‘Circles’.
Frustrations and lack of direction after a collaboration with DJ Zinc in 2012, the band fell silent and went off grid. Steve packed up his guitar to explore the world, whilst Rich worked abroad.
Once back in the UK the 3 set out to relaunch the band as Silent Natives and release their debut EP ‘Loosen Your Grip’ in 2017. Recorded and Produced by Mitch Ayling of The Milk this 4 track EP (a small collection of tunes inspired by travel) set the ball rolling, gaining airplay and interview time with BBC Introducing’s in Essex Ollie Winiberg.
A break onto the Sofar Sounds Circuit in 2018 saw the band showcase songs in living rooms and office spaces across London. Tipped as one to watch by Colchester Arts Centre in 2019 the band made appearances at numerous festivals including Camp Wild Fire festival & Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival.
Returning to Woods Lodge studios to record their latest material with Mitch Ayling, they released Rewire, a song about starting again. ‘Rewire’ received airplay again on BBC Introducing in Essex and the trio were invited to perform on BBC Essex’s Tony Fisher Show who labelled the track as ‘Anthemic’
Live at Sofar London HQ 2019
Photo credit Astrid Hofer