The Sherlocks | Preston | The Ferret on Saturday 23rd October 2021
'Effervescent rock songs to be sung out loud' from Sheffield rock'n'roll band The Sherlocks.
Saturday 23rd October
The Ferret, Preston
'Kiaran Crook is becoming a poetic lyricist...Foremost, the 11 highly anthemic songs all have arena-sized choruses, which deserve to be widely heard and loudly sung.' THE GUARDIAN
“40 minutes of anthemic indie-pop bangers. The Sherlocks have taken their sound to the next level. ...it's nothing short of brilliant.'DORK
“Anthemic…The Sherlocks are destined for stadiums.”LOUDER THAN WAR
With their 2017 debut album 'Live For The Moment', Sheffield quartet The Sherlocks established themselves as key contenders in a new wave of British bands keeping alt-rock and indie vital for a new generation of fans. The album fired into the charts at #6 as the band inspired devotion wherever they went, from shows with Liam Gallagher, an international array of festival dates to rapturously received shows in Japan.
While ‘Live For The Moment’ remains a scintillating insight into the hedonism and heartbreak of youth, ‘Under Your Sky’ finds frontman Kiaran Crook writing songs which bridge the exuberance of youth with the reflection and maturity of young adulthood.
This time around, The Sherlocks - completed by Kiaran’s brother Brandon (drums) and the Davidson siblings Josh (guitar) and Andy (bass) - opted for a more structured recording process that they had with their debut. They spent four weeks working Monday to Friday at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, with The Coral’s James Skelly on production duties.
The result is tighter, brighter and ultra-modern, benefiting from Skelly’s knack for focusing on a killer chorus and smattered with stylistic swerves into new wave, ‘80s textures and all-out feedback. It’s as much The Killers or The Cars as it is Catfish - a real 21st century rock record with stadiums in its sights.
“The first album was us four in a room,” Kiaran summarises. “We wanted to make it really raw like the Arctic Monkeys’ first album or Kings Of Leon’s. We wanted to capture the live sound and polish it up a bit. With this one we’ve taken it a step further and made it slightly smoother and put more keyboards in. Rather than having the guitars thrashing all the time we’ve tried being a bit sweeter with it. It sounds more contemporary, I can hear it on Radio 1.”
Music Genres: Indie, Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Rock, Rock & Roll
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