Morley metal band Kill the Silence on their way to the top

Kill The Silence.
Kill The Silence.

A band from Morley are on their way to the top following a string of sold-out shows across the region.

Since forming Kill the Silence in 2012, they have been named Kerrang! magazine’s ‘local heroes’ and played the Institution stage at Pontefract’s Crooked Ways festival alongside established acts Yashin and Mallory Knox.

And this year the band has plans to headline their own tour of the UK.

Jason Walsh, the band’s lead singer and rhythm guitarist, said: “This year our main aims are recording and releasing music.

“We’re about to record a single, Get out, Get out, which we’re hoping to release in April, and hopefully an EP which we are currently planning to release independently this summer.”

The band formed after meeting at Leeds College of Music, shortly after Jason left his former band, the Small Print.

“I’d played a few gigs in the local area, but left the band because I wanted to play heavier music,” he said.

“In this band I’ve played all over the north of England, and by the end of this year hopefully we’ll have played nationwide.”

Last month the band supported Blitz Kids at a sold out show at the Cockpit in Leeds.

“We were originally only playing one of the smaller rooms, but after that sold out the show got upgraded to the main room, and it’s one of the biggest non-festival shows we’ve played,” said Jason.

The alt metal band’s next gig will be supporting fellow Morley musicians Jupiter Falls at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield city centre on March 8.