The Sherlocks

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About The Sherlocks

Comprising two pairs of brothers (vocalist/guitarist Kiaran Crook and drummer Brandon Crook as well as bassist Andy Davidson and guitarist Josh Davidson), the Sherlocks are an indie rock quartet formed in mid-2010 in the small village of Bolton upon Dearne in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The four friends initially began jamming covers in each other's garages before moving on to perform gigs in the local working-men's clubs. The boys began penning their own songs, working them gradually into their sets, and they eventually became live favorites. With newfound confidence, they decided to tackle bigger venues in Sheffield, one at a time. It didn't take long for the goal to be realized, and the band went on to be the first unsigned act since fellow Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys to sell out the city's iconic Leadmill venue. The 2010s saw continuous resounding success for the Sherlocks. They released their first single, "Live for the Moment," in 2014, followed by second and third singles "Escapade" and "Heart of Gold" in 2015. In particular, "Heart of Gold" received frequent airplay from BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6. Alongside dominating the airwaves, they also made their stamp on the stage with performances at the 2015 and 2016 Reading and Leeds Festivals, followed by support slots for the Courteeners and the Libertines. They also began to build stateside attention with an appearance at the 2016 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The fall of 2016 saw the Sherlocks release their fifth single, "Will You Be There?," followed by their signing to Infectious Records that Christmas. They started 2017 with a bang when the limited-edition 7" version of "Will You Be There?" entered the official U.K. vinyl singles chart at number one. This was followed by the band's first headlining tour of the U.K., along with the announcement that their debut full-length, Live for the Moment, would arrive later that year. Following the release of the album, the group headed out on tour across the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. in 2018, as well as supporting Liam Gallagher on his European tour. By the end of the year, the band had returned to the studio, Liverpool's Parr Street, to record their sophomore release. With the Coral's James Skelly at the controls, the group spent four weeks crafting a more meticulous album than their debut. The Sherlocks issued the first track from the album, "NYC (Sing It Loud)," in June 2019; the album, Under Your Sky, followed a few months later and was accompanied by a full U.K. tour. The beginning of 2020 saw the band put the remainder of their touring plans on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. Not to be deterred by the situation, the group reconvened to write and record new material. Working alongside producer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild), they took the time to expand their sound palette while keeping their anthemic, alt-rock sound intact. Preceded by the tracks "City Lights" and "Falling," the resulting album, World I Understand, was issued in late 2021. ~ Rob Wacey

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
August 2010
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