The Sherlocks – Live For The Moment (Infectious Records)
Genre: Indie Rock
The Sherlocks sound like every mid-2000s indie kid’s wet dream and channel the spirit of a time long, long ago when The Courteneers and The Rifles reigned supreme.
But that doesn’t mean the Sheffield four-piece should be consigned to the dustbin of history already. In fact, they may have already made their own.
Despite being a long way from releasing a debut album, the band sold out their UK last last September and have already supported Kings of Leon as well as Richard Ashcroft. Not only that, but they are the first unsigned band since the Arctic Monkeys to sell out the Sheffield Leadmill.
And while that comparison with their cities favourite sons is understandable and almost inevitable, The Sherlocks are in a much softer sound bracket than the brash rock that propelled Alex Turner and co to the top.
Live For The Moment is certainly more The Last Shadow Puppets than Arctic Monkeys and if you close your eyes and listen with half an ear Blue could come straight off a Tuner/Miles Kane b-side.
The album opens with the big, brash Will You Be There? that’s got an instant appeal and a hook that just grabs and holds on for dear life while Turn The Clock has more than a passing similarity to Manchester legends The Courteneers No You Didn’t, No You Don’t.
But don’t let that fool you, The Sherlocks have their own sound and they are going to be the masters of their own fate. Producing an album that has a snatch of this here and a whisper of that there proves the ability of the band and should bode well for the future.
The four-piece are going on a UK tour in September. Catch them while they’re hot, and still cheap.
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