Mixing dark synths with post-punk influences, Silent Runners (Amsterdam, NL) made a name for themselves on stage with energetic shows that are both compelling and strangely hypnotizing.

Minimalist guitars, deep bass riffs and steady drum beats, going from an almost krautrock-like drive to all out bombastic. All topped with classic synths and a powerful voice, soaked in reverb. In 2017 Silent Runners released their critically acclaimed debut album The Directory, which reached underground audiences all around the globe. The release was followed by a series of very well received shows on festivals such as Wave Gotik treffen, Grey Days and Wavefest. Shows that
cemented the band’s energetic live reputation in the underground post punk scene. 

After their 2019 re-release of The Directory (Remixes) on Cold Transmission Music, the band announced the production of a new album, set to release on the Germany based label in spring 2022. The first official single Nothing Stays The Same will see daylight on February 25, together with a brand new music video. The new track showcases a shift in direction for Silent Runners, foreshadowing more drum driven songs and a heavier emphasis on post-punk influences, without compromising the iconic mix of synths, drums and guitars the band is known for.

Silent Runners are:
Dolf Smolenaers | Vocals, lyrics
Jan Meulendijks | Bass
Joep Gerrits | Synths
Stanley op ‘t Root | Guitars, lyrics
Frank Smolenaers | Drums
Rob de la Rie | Front of House Tech