WATCH LIVE 8PM: The Sherlocks debut new songs with online lockdown gig at Sheffield City Hall
YORKSHIRE indie stars The Sherlocks will showcase a new look and songs when they stream to a worldwide audience tonight from Sheffield City Hall.
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The four-piece will debut comeback single End of The Earth at City Hall and give some clues on how their forthcoming third album will sound.
The performance will also be a first chance to see new guitarist Alex Procter and new bassist Trent Jackson alongside frontman and songwriter Kiaran Crook and his brother and drummer Brandon.
The original line-up were last in Sheffield in front of more than 2,000 fans at O2 Academy in February last year and were one of the last acts to complete a UK tour before Corona Virus first hit.
In July, Kiaran, Brandon, Alex and Trent spent three weeks at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire recording the band's third album with one of the country’s top music producers, hitmaker Dave Eringa, who has worked with Manic Street Preachers for more than 30 years.
Kiaran says the first lockdown let them reset the band after brothers Josh and Andy Davidson left the group.
“It would have done us more harm than good to have rushed into live shows a year ago; instead we’ve had time to find Trent and Alex, to get our sound as tight as possible and to make another album, which I think is our best one yet,” he explained.
He also said the new four-piece only had one practice together before going into the recording studio due to the first lockdown. “The rest of the work was done through Whatsapp messaging each other and videoing guitar parts. It was pretty nuts.”
The yet unnamed record - the successor to Top 6 debut Live for The Moment and Top 20 hit Under Your Sky - is now mixed, mastered and ready. The band has also filmed several music videos, including scenes at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.
Brandon said The Sherlocks want to be proud of every song they put out. “We want to look back and say there was no filler on our records,” he said.
“We want to be like Kings of Leon who put good albums out from the start, and when they did blow up later, people went to their back catalogue and thought what a great band,” he added.
The Sherlocks can expect fans from all across the world to tune into their broadcast this evening. They have toured America and Europe several times and played in Korea and Japan.
And after previously headlining Plug, The Foundry, The Leadmill, O2 Academy and FlyDSA Arena, streaming tonight from City Hall means the band can tick off another Sheffield venue.
Brandon said the lads will tour again soon to give a shot in the arm to grassroots venues that have been hit hard by the Corona Virus.
“We want to help put the live music industry back on its feet. Our band was built on playing smaller venues up and down the country and without them we would be nothing. As always, we will be involving some up and coming bands too so keep an eye out.”