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SOYO hosts Steel The Sound this Sunday, a battle of the bands-style event for newish and rising local acts that aims to raise money and awareness for the Barnardos kids charity.

Little Man Tate-turned solo artist Jon Windle is among the judges who’ll be checking out Kerplunk, a ska/punk trip with two EPs to their name, and Leeds pop/punk outfit We Stand Victorious who have just released their Forever Down But Never Out album.

Sheffield Music City Festival.'Aiden Smith singer with Sheffield group Risky Heros performing on the Moor.

Sheffield Music City Festival.'Aiden Smith singer with Sheffield group Risky Heros performing on the Moor.

Every Animal On Earth, a Sheffield alternative rock indie band, and alt-indie pop city gigging regulars Risky Heroes, above, complete the line-up vying to win studio time and the opportunity to play at a Sheffield Steelers ice hockey game at the Motorpoint Arena. Visit www.steelthesound.org for more.

Far from black and white

IN Fear Of Olive’s second EP – Saluting Magpies – takes them to SOYO on Monday ahead of a March 26 release.

“I was in a state of change when I started to write these songs,” says writer Jake Cope of tracks that are more personal and aggressive at times.

“Change can drive you crazy if you’re unprepared. I didn’t go looking for it and in those moments of panic you know all you can do is grab what you can and make some sense of it all – and it all comes out in a song.”

The EP comprises four songs, plus bonus download Don’t Give The Game Away.

Camp music within tent

SUNSHINE pop duo Summer Camp pay a timely visit to Sheffield’s Harley on Monday.

Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey began mixing musical chemistry in late 2009, a good fit with the then lo-fi synth pop craze although the pair kept their identity secret as they posted a short series of videos that went viral due to their usage of old, gauzy movie footage.

Teen heartache in films became a theme for their début EP, inspired by Winona Ryder in Heathers and Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles. They co-produced 2011 second album Welcome To Condale with Pulp’s Steve Mackey.