Floridian alt-rock quartet Quiet Science has had a short existence, but is every bit as ambitious as any top rock act. Shortly after their previous band broke up, drummer Robert Williamson and singer/guitarist Nathan Walter recruited Robert’s sister, Daisy, to play keys and formed Quiet Science in the spring of 2008. In early 2009, the group released their debut EP, He Calls Me Diamonds and quickly hit the road, playing just about everywhere they could.
Within a few months, they developed a substantial following in the southeastern United States and around their home base in Florida.
They were invited to play festivals such as Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, Illinois and performed/toured with such artists as Underoath, Sleeping At Last, Anberlin, and mewithoutYou.
After a very busy year, the band wrote a collection of songs and hit the studio.
Quiet Science's first full length album [With/Without], the product of the studio sessions, is a collection of stories, both real and prophetic. Lead singer Nathan Walter, who works in the suicide watch unit of a hospital, has seen his share of experiences.
"Everything I write ends up sounding like a story," recalls Walter. "I don't mean to; I think I just have a lot of stories to tell." The songs on [With/Without] are the mouthpiece of Walter's experiences, but permeate with hope, love and courage in the face of despair. Songs like "The Ghost and The Grave", "Queen Elisabeth”, and "Magnetism" are upbeat and hopeful but are laced with honesty and tenacity.
With influences ranging from U2, Radiohead and Mew, the band's sound lands somewhere between Shiny Toy Guns and The Sounds but with its own pair of legs to stand on.
[With/Without] finds the balance between a drum-driven brand of alt-pop-rock and deeper, more atmospheric moments coupled with lyrics and melodies you can't get out of your head that will quickly become a favorite among many.