The Sherlocks aren’t the only Sheffield indie band to stalk the charts
Coming from a city with a rich musical history could be intimidating. If you look at the great bands that have come out of the Steel City, Cabaret Voltaire, 65daysofstatic, Moloko, the Longpigs, Pulp, Bring Me the Horizon, Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Babybird and Rolo Tomassi, also not forgetting Warp Records output before they moved to London, this is a lot to live up to. Before you have even released anything, you have already been judged, and possibly pigeonholed. Luckily the Sherlocks are living up to this high standard.
Sounding like a poppier version of Interpol, with hints of the Little Flames, Escapade is littered with heavy riffs, and massive pop hooks. The Sherlocks effortlessly merge indie cool with a pop sensibility. This appears to be working as they are currently sitting outside of the Top 40, which mirrors the current Kings of Sheffield’s meteoric rise.
Rumour has it that there are more singles in the pipeline and an album is on the horizon. If these future releases can match the impact and power of Escapade, and debut single Live for the Moment, then the future looks very bright for this Sheffield quartet. As Alex Turner once said “Do believe the hype”