Harrisons set on Leady revival

IT'S a bit of a mystery what happened to their debut album No Fighting In The War Room, nicely put together earlier in the year in the wilds of Lincolnshire.

Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 8:55 am

Widespread press preceded its planned summer release including attention from the broadsheets but then it went commercially quiet for Hillsborough's Harrisons, branded by many as one of Sheffield's "other bands" after the Arctics explosion. Here's a chance to hear what caused all that fuss in the first place with a Leadmill Road headliner.

Along at Runaway Girl, same night, you can see how Modern Eulogy cope in the latest round of the battle of the bands there.

Oughtibridge 18-year-old Matt Williams' concept is that aside from him as lead singer-songwriter the band has a fluctuating cast, or 'liquid line-up'.

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Matt, who has deferred a university place for a year to focus on music, performs on Arundel Street in a competition run by London-based record label End Of The Trail Records.

"I've played hardly any gigs and now I'm going to be performing in front of a record label with the chance of landing a deal," he said.

"The idea for Modern Eulogy is I'm going to bring in different people each time we perform, so the line-up is constantly changing, or liquid.

To be honest, we've only ever played about five gigs and I've only just got round to getting some tracks online through a mate who's now left for uni.

"So this has totally come out of the blue – a mate talking to a mate, who passed on a link to the band's MySpace site, and now I've got a crack at it. You do hear of people playing back bedrooms one week and Glastonbury the next, so who knows."