Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Houses Take One More Step Forward; Silent Houses Chat to Sarah Jeffery about Their Latest Single One and What's Next for the Band

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Houses Take One More Step Forward; Silent Houses Chat to Sarah Jeffery about Their Latest Single One and What's Next for the Band

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LECTRONIC pop duo, Silent Houses, are hoping their latest single will help them stand out from the crowd.

EThe North East is not known for its electronic music, but Silent Houses - aka singersongwriter Hayley McKay and producer and composer Chris Shaw - are determined to put the region on the map.

The pair released their latest single, One, at a special launch show at Avalon in Darlington at the end of October and have been thrilled with the response.

One has been described as a 'love song of a kind sadly missed on the radio' and 'a sensitive, soaring, waltzing description of being in that love bubble with the one.'.

Since forming in 2012, the duo's music has had a strong presence on local BBC Introducing radio shows, and Silent Houses have gained lots of interest from industry professionals.

Singer-songwriter Hayley says: "We met in 2012 at The Forum Music Centre, in Darlington.

"Chris was starting an access to music course, and I was at Brighton Institute of Modern Music, after winning a competition out of over 1000 people, which funded me to study for a year.

"Chris was looking for a singer-songwriter for his newly-formed project, Silent Houses, and he had heard about me.

"Throughout the past two years we have built up a strong repertoire of songs, have supported bands including Visage and Hazel O'Connor, and earlier in May 2014, we headlined Voll Die Ruhr Festival in Germany. R "We have also played at The Best of Darlington Awards, and in 2013 our song, Summer Heartbeats was played throughout the National Awards ceremony at Birmingham 02 Academy for Best Students of the Year, Access to Music."

The duo are known for their fresh, original music which has big feel-good sounds mixed with influences from the likes of Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac.

In 2013 they released their five-track self-titled EP featuring You Make Me Feel, Summer Heartbeats, Vagabond, Don't Give Up On Me and Meadowland. …

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