Exploding after last year’s Tramlines feature, Sheffield-based indie rock band The Sherlocks are excited to return to their home town.
After a stint playing in dingy pubs to crowds of 10 to 15 people, the band have reached new heights, pushing towards a record deal.
Drummer Brandon Cook, aged 21, a second-year part-time law student at Sheffield Hallam University, said: “Tramlines is really great. The idea of walking around, going from pub to pub, where all types of bands are playing, some up and coming, and some big, is exciting.
“It also gives us a chance to speak to a lot of different people.” Off the back of Tramlines, The Sherlocks were contacted by Tom Clarke, from Coventry band The Enemy, who invited them to support them for a short stint after playing to packed crowds at The Leadmill, where they headlined, and Plug.
To Brandon, Tramlines is not really like a festival. He said: “It’s great because instead of going and playing tents, we play separate venues, all pubs and clubs.
“Everyone always looks really happy, walking around with drinks, enjoying the atmosphere. The real music is in the pubs. We’ve picked up a lot of new fans in pubs and clubs, it’s closer, we can have a chat with them, get to know them, and they get to know us. We feel far more connected to our fans that way.
“Everyone is talking about Tramlines up and down the country. ”