Great bands have emerged from the music scene in Sheffield and moved on to be successful artists, such as ‘Deff Leppard’ and ‘The Arctic Monkeys’. Now, we watch in awe as the unsigned, Sheffield based, indie band ‘The Sherlocks’ sell out venues across the country and grace the stages of renowned festivals like Reading and Leeds, Ynot and more.
In 2015, I went to see their two gigs that sold out The Leadmill and The Plug and in the 6 months between their dedicated fanbase had become rowdier than any I had seen before. The continuous chanting of ‘Sherlock Army’, before the band has even set foot on stage, is a clear indicator of the passionate patronage for brothers Kiaran and Brandon Crook (lead vocals and drums) and Andy and Josh Davidson (bass and guitar). Despite not having an album, their gigs are packed with original songs and in the case of The Leadmill on the 20th June, appearances from Jon McClure, frontman of Sheffield based band ‘Reverend and the Makers’.
Their latest single ‘Last Night’ has had nothing but positive reviews following on from the success of ‘Live for the moment’ which causes total pandemonium at their shows and has had over 300,000 listens on Spotify and 65,000 youtube views. Their music has also been recognised by BBC Radio 1 and they are rapidly growing to be bigger and better every day.Their Courteeners type sound, with Catfish and the Bottlemen charm, is uplifting and has a feel good vibe as does the lyrics. Their music is festival perfect and 2016 is going to be the year for The Sherlocks and we should expect to see them around for much longer.
Now all we can do is continue to enjoy their intimate live shows while we wait for them to grace our ears with a full album.
FOR FANS OF: Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Courteeners and Dexters