By Khaled Hejrej @K_hijris and Emily Hodgson @Emilyjoyhodgson
Sheffield’s latest upcoming independent band, The Sherlocks, are set to release a new single tomorrow.
The band, self-dubbed ‘The Sherlocks’ have performed at popular Sheffield venues such as the Leadmill, as well as having embarked on a country wide tour, ending with Middlesbrough on February 26.
For three years, the band had been performing covers of already existing songs before moving on to crafting their own music.
Kiaran Crook, the lead singer, describes how he and his brother Brandon met Josh and Andy Davison, who moved next door to the Crook brothers’ grandparents’ house. Initially, the four bonded over football until they started playing guitar.
Kiaran said: “We weren’t a band at this point; we were just four lads having a laugh, doing covers.”
When asked about playing at the Leadmill he added: “We’re really excited, we’ve played it before and we sold it out so we know that’s going to be a good one.
“I think Leadmill is one of the best venues in Sheffield. They treat us well.”
Originality and individuality are one of the band’s defining traits as they strive to make it big in Sheffield, and possibly beyond. In their own musical taste, they are sure to never stick to one particular flavour and explore genres outside of their comfort zones.
Kiaran has said: “I just tend to try and listen to as much stuff as I can. If you listen to one artist your bands just ends up sounding like who you’re into.”
The BBC has taken notice of The Sherlocks – who have earned themselves a significant fan base, particularly in the North of England – and have even aired the band in session on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The Sherlocks’ latest single ‘Last Night’ is available on YouTube on their Vevo channel, and will be released for sale tomorrow, 4th of March.