Rat Silo is a Canadian Alternative rock group based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada founded by James Newton, the former lead vocalist and guitarist of Canadian alternative rock band Sons of Freedom.
Rat Silo are currently releasing their 5th record: “Unfortunately…” Formed in 2007, the current line up consists of Jim Newton (Sons Of Freedom) vocals, guitar, Don Binns (Sons Of Freedom, Art Bergmann, Econoline Crush, Trailerhawk) bass, Sean Stubbs (Numb, Bif Naked, SNFU, Jakalope) drums and Erkan Gencol samples, loops, and percussion. The latest record was recorded with Dave Rave" Ogilvie (Jakalope, Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson) who also produced the last 2 Rat Silo albums “The World Is Going To End Tomorrow” and “The Great Northern Way”.
Rat Silo makes music for desperate times. Setting up tight, bottom-heavy grooves and mixing in samples for added texture makes a juicy base for the singer's voice. Rat Silo uses machines but, the machines sync to the band, so, the tempos change during songs more organically. Lyrics are mostly from the urban angst / post-apocalypse / blind-rage bucket. in 2022, Rat Silo released 2 singles then then an album on all streaming platforms and to College and Community Radio in Canada. In addition, live videos of the two latest singles appear on their various video streaming channels.