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The Sherlocks are a British indie band who ascended swiftly from stints in working men’s clubs to rammed, buzzing and riotous gigs on the Sheffield scene. They have been embraced as the city’s next big guitar band and have caught the ear of Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X and Soccer AM, played the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds and Reading and had their debut album, Live For The Moment, reach number six in the UK albums chart. Their upcoming album ‘Under Your Sky’ is out on 4th October, but before then they’re playing Hardwick Live on Saturday 6th August. We had a quickfire chat with them ahead of their performance.

How long have you all known each other?
10 years.

How did you meet?
Playing football.

Who are you biggest musical influences?
The Clash, The Jam, Kings Of Leon, The Killers, The Police & Oasis.

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Kiaran writes the song on the acoustic and brings to practice. Everyone learns and adds.

What has been your biggest challenge as a band?
Selling tickets to the public.

Have you been able to overcome that challenge?
Yes.

If so, how?
Just keep going back and playing and playing.

What can people expect from your performance at Hardwick Live?
Fresh set, a few new songs, high energy and no backing tracks unlike a lot of bands. We don’t like to fool the public.

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