Following the recent success of their debut album, Live For The Moment, The Sherlocks are heading out on their biggest UK headline tour to date!
Since the release of their first single back in 2014, the Sheffield four-piece – brothers Kiaran (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and Brandon Crook (drums), and Josh (vocals/lead guitar) and Andy Davidson (backing vocals/bass Guitar) – have been relentlessly touring, including joining both Kings Of Leon and Richard Ashcroft as main support on their arena tours, as well as numerous festival dates. The band have been steadily building a solid live following and were the first unsigned band since Arctic Monkeys to sell out their local venue the Sheffield Leadmill.
With support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Annie Mac, Mistajam and Huw Stephens, the band follow the great tradition of guitar groups from their area. Influenced by The Jam, The Clash and Arctic Monkeys, The Sherlocks have unquenchable ambition, creating their own unique sound while captivating new audiences.
The band have been earning excellent live reviews up and down the country. After selling out multiple venues – including Sheffield’s Foundry, Manchester Academy and London’s Heaven – and wowing audiences with their live show, their fanbase is going from strength to strength. A recent article in The Sun said: “Many attempts have been made to bury Indie Rock – but The Sherlocks are proof of its enduring appeal… with driving guitar riffs and melodic lyrical hooks…”
Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and produced by Gavin Monaghan, the band’s debut album Live For The Moment was released last year to fantastic critical reviews. It entered the official UK charts at number six, an outstanding achievement for a debut album and the biggest selling debut album for a band in 2017.
The band said of the album: “We’ve genuinely worked so hard for this and put everything into this album, down to the very last detail. Everything about this album feels incredibly special…four lads from the middle of nowhere. This is what makes our story so special, that the people have decided to back a real band and we will be forever grateful to them for that. Our lives have completely changed over the last few years, we started this band around seven years ago as friends jamming a few songs out together in my dad’s garage. This journey has only just begun…“
Released back in November, the infectious ‘Will You Be There?’ is an indie dancefloor filler. With lively drumming, powerful guitar riffs and an instantly catchy chorus, singer Kiaran Crook confidently delivers relatable lyrics. Says drummer Brandon of the song: “It’s about the notion of when you’re doing well and everybody wants to know you…as opposed to when you’re going through a rough time and people jump off board and forget you. We’re asking who will be the ones still there because they truly believe in what we’re doing? ‘Will You Be There’ seemed like the title to sum the whole thing up.”
Here’s the video:
Thu 01 Feb 2018 – Leicester – O2 Academy Leicester University
Fri 02 Feb 2018 – Norwich – The Waterfront
Sat 03 Feb 2018 – Oxford – O2 Academy Oxford
Tue 06 Feb 2018 – Bournemouth, Dorset – The Old Fire Station
Wed 07 Feb 2018 – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 09 Feb 2018 – London – Electric Ballroom
Sun 11 Feb 2018 – Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
Tue 13 Feb 2018 – Edinburgh – The Liquid Room
Wed 14 Feb 2018 – Middlesbrough – Empire
Thu 15 Feb 2018 – Hull – Hull University Students Union
Fri 16 Feb 2018 – Manchester – Victoria House