SOYO hosts Steel The Sound this Sunday, a battle of the bands-style event for newish and rising local acts that aims to raise money and awareness for the Barnardos kids charity.
Little Man Tate-turned solo artist Jon Windle is among the judges who’ll be checking out Kerplunk, a ska/punk trip with two EPs to their name, and Leeds pop/punk outfit We Stand Victorious who have just released their Forever Down But Never Out album.
Every Animal On Earth, a Sheffield alternative rock indie band, and alt-indie pop city gigging regulars Risky Heroes, above, complete the line-up vying to win studio time and the opportunity to play at a Sheffield Steelers ice hockey game at the Motorpoint Arena. Visit www.steelthesound.org for more.
Far from black and white
IN Fear Of Olive’s second EP – Saluting Magpies – takes them to SOYO on Monday ahead of a March 26 release.
“I was in a state of change when I started to write these songs,” says writer Jake Cope of tracks that are more personal and aggressive at times.
“Change can drive you crazy if you’re unprepared. I didn’t go looking for it and in those moments of panic you know all you can do is grab what you can and make some sense of it all – and it all comes out in a song.”
The EP comprises four songs, plus bonus download Don’t Give The Game Away.
Camp music within tent
SUNSHINE pop duo Summer Camp pay a timely visit to Sheffield’s Harley on Monday.
Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey began mixing musical chemistry in late 2009, a good fit with the then lo-fi synth pop craze although the pair kept their identity secret as they posted a short series of videos that went viral due to their usage of old, gauzy movie footage.
Teen heartache in films became a theme for their début EP, inspired by Winona Ryder in Heathers and Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles. They co-produced 2011 second album Welcome To Condale with Pulp’s Steve Mackey.