Exit Calm have come a long way in the past two years.
The Sheffield-based four- piece, who cut their teeth in the city’s live venues, are now being heralded as one of the UK’s must-see guitar bands.
And while touring, songwriting and performing has taken over their lives, guitarist Rob Marshall is still in shock about it all.
“We love it. This is what we do now. We are very fortunate to be doing this as a career but we have put the hard work in.”
That hard work has paid off.
The band have just signed a publishing deal with Cooking Vinyl, one of the industry’s sought-after agencies and home to fellow Sheffield act Reverend and the Makers.
The latest album, The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be, is a departure from their last record but the band’s signature sound – heavy, hook-led guitars – is still there.
Exit Calm bring their intense and simplified repertoire to Sheffield, for a gig at the Queens Social Club tomorrow, Friday.