TONIGHT: Indie rising stars Bayonet, The Starkins and Sundance at Sheffield Plug

Sheffield indie rising stars are at The plug tonight (Sat, May 21) as Bayonet promote new single, Everything - with supports The Starkins and Sundance.


TICKETS: Buy from the venue - tickets £6 in advance £8 on the door - visit and also check out scruffoftheneckrecords.skiddletickets.comBayonet are one of the hottest new bands emerging from a vibrant Sheffield scene in 2016. Be prepared for impressive four part harmonies, pop hooks and infectious indie guitar riffs.

The Starkins are described as "jangly mid ’00s indie" while Barnsley based Sundance are attracting a huge following with their mix of self-penned dynamic guitar anthems and covers by the likes of Oasis, Stone Roses and Arctic Monkeys.

Sheffield-based indierockers Bayonet release new single Everything, via Manchester indie label Scruff of the Neck Records, just in time for a run of high profile festival appearances.

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    They sound like a younger offspring of The 1975 but then, they might be cousins to The Kooks.

    Having met in high school the quartet rapidly developed a huge following in the Steel City thanks to their colourful and quirky brand of indie pop; busking wherever there’s a crowd to play to, as well as supporting the likes of The Ordinary Boys, Lisbon and most recently The Hunna in sold out home-town show at The Leadmill.

    Though a solid live show is essential for an emerging band, it would be nothing without tracks to back it up. Latest single ‘Everything’ builds on the melodic and wistful foundations laid by previous single ‘Three Months’ while this time exhibiting the punchier and more frenetic side to the band that’s evident in their stage presence.

    “We just want our fans to enjoy hearing the music as much as we enjoy writing it” says singer Vince Ringrose.

    “Our songs are always written to be fun and relevant to a younger generation and that’s why we feel we are engaging with the young’uns so much in our home town of Sheffield. We work really hard on our live show as we want that to be a huge part of why people love Bayonet”

    With a summer of live appearances ahead including award winning cosmopolitan festivalsDot to Dot and Tramlines, Bayonet are on the cusp of something big, make sure you’re there when they explode.

    Sticking true to their Sheffield foundations, Bayonet have chosen to build their release by working with local creatives. ‘Everything’ was recorded at 2Fly Studios in Sheffield with Alan Smyth, photography was done with Shaun Baldwin at Hillsborough College and the music video with ‘Show Me Studios’. Manchester based record label Scruff of the Neck have been keen to encourage the Sheffield affiliation with ties themselves with the city.

    There is a clear focus on becoming something special in their hometown which should be apparent at their single launch party on Saturday 21st May at Plug, Sheffield

    Bayonet are:

    Lewis Cain – Lead vocals/Guitar

    Vince Ringrose – Lead Vocals/Guitar

    Danny Higgins – Bass/Backing Vocals

    Sam Chapman – Drums/Backing Vocals

    Follow Bayonet online at,,,, and The Starkins on line visit and Sundance on line visit, and* Bayonet, The Starkins and Sundance are at Plug, Sheffield, Saturday, May 21, 2016 doors from 7pm, first band 8pm. Minimum age 14. Last set ends 10.15pm.