Sheffield band The Sherlocks rock Leeds Festival 2015

The Sherlocks rock the Cockpit in Leeds
The Sherlocks rock the Cockpit in Leeds
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As openers go, it was pretty special.

The Sherlocks have been threatening to break into the big time for a little while now, and based on the Sheffield based band’s rousing early morning Leeds Festival set, it’s not hard to imagine the band going big.

Among the very first bands to play a set at Leeds this year, on Friday morning, The Sherlocks nevertheless attracted a strong crowd with their mix of indie riffs and radio-friendly catchy choruses.

‘Diet Arctic Monkeys’ would be a reductive and slightly harsh comparison, but the band’s energy, mixed with their old-school indie stylings can’t help but call to mind an early-days version of Sheffield’s biggest rock group.

The group woke up the crowd with a selection of infectious, upbeat numbers, including first ever single and fan favourite Live For The Moment.

They also ventured into new territory, closing with upcoming single Heart Of Gold, due for release in November. Despite never having been played on the radio or officially released, the song still had loyal fans singing along.

On this evidence, The Sherlocks could be set for big things as long as they forge their own identity a little more clearly.