Five Sheffield lads have their sights set on success with the release of their debut single this week.
Morning Light was released on Tuesday – and The SSS are marking the record with a headline slot at Sheffield band night Propa Local at Plug tomorrow.
The quintet have only been together for slightly more than a year – born out of rekindled friendships and different bands – but are already winning friends and influencing people across Sheffield and beyond.
Promoting tomorrow’s gig, Propa Local says: “While you won’t see this band on Facebook, and rarely on Twitter too, they have a strong, big and loyal base of fans, and their ‘SSS stickers’ are always within sight in venues across most cities. Very much an underground movement as well as a solid indie band,
“The SSS provide their fans with some of the best nights out you can have.”
The band staged their own sell-out headling gig at arts venue CADS in Shalesmoor in December and have been working steadily ever since, but Morning Light is the first single available to buy
Lead guitarist Morgan Somers, a project manager for an engineering firm, says: “This is the first one we have put out for people to to buy. It’s 1,000 copies of a CD, we’ve put it on Bandcamp.com, but we’re just finding our feet on that.
“We’ve been quite quiet for a bit, so it’s nice to get something out there.”
Singer Joshua Coddington, a Network Rail technician by day, says Morning Light was an easy choice for a single as it is something people can relate to.
“This single is more likely to get played in bars and clubs,” says the 20-year-old, from Stannington.
“When we played, people always picked it out. We thought it people like it, it’s a good choice.” With lyrics like ‘you’re not what you were, what you were last night’, it is clear what the song is about.
Joshua says: “It’s about being full of regrets in the morning. We’re not trying to be clever with it.”
As well as Joshua and Morgan, the band is completed by 20-year-old rhythm guitarist Tom Forster, a stainless steel fasteners salesman from Stannington, 20-year-old apprentice civil engineer Max Smith, from Wharncliffe Side, on drums, and 19-year-old bassist Cal Atherton, a Hillsborough College student from Grenoside.
The single is sure to enhance their growing reputation – and the quintet admit they are ambitious for success, but are determined to ‘do things the right way’.
Joshua says: “We want people to appreciate what we do. We just want to make people more aware of us.”
Morgan, aged 20, from Grenoside, says: “There’s a thing with people in bands, you think one day you’re going to get discovered, but it’s really not like that nowadays, because there’s so much competition.
“We’re just trying to do all the right stuff, start out at a small venue, sell out, then a medium venue and so on.
“For us, if we do the right things, someone along the way will recognise us.
“We do it for a laugh, but if someone said we had a chance of doing it as a career, I’d do it. You never know what’s going to happen, but we would love to make a career of it.”
With CADS selling out, and tickets going quickly for Plug tomorrow, it appears The SSS are moving in the right direction.
Morning Light is now available from Bandcamp
Entry to Propa Local at Plug tomorrow is £5. Doors open at 8pm.
To hear more from The SSS visit Soundcloud