The Sherlock's are an indie/alternative band from Bolton upon Dearne. I first stumbled across The Sherlock's when my friends band were supporting them at a tiny venue with than a hundred people and I fell in love with them. They have now released their debut album 'Live for the Moment' and I've seen them preform at Leeds Festival where crowds have grown into their thousands! Both times I've had the luxury of seeing them I have certainly not been let down. A brilliant live act.
They aren't trying to do anything too extravagant and are just producing strong, honest music. When you hear lead singer Kiaran Crook, you could be forgiven for thinking that you are listening to the voice of Liam Fray, they definitely have a similarity to The Courteeners - which can only be a good thing!
Having supported numerous big name bands including The Enemy, Reverend and the Makers, The Libertines and currently are supporting Liam Gallagher on his sold out European tour, it won't take you long to figure out why these rising stars are destined for success.
I'll let the music speak for itself with this band, so why not check out their debut album Live for the Moment? Or take a listen to a few of their singles below!
The Solid Ocean
The self-described power-pop band The Solid Ocean from Denver, Colorado are a divergent band and deservedly worth checking out. Releasing their single 'Disappear' last month, followed by their follow up single 'Burning Inside'. The songs are heartfelt and emotionally written and explore the themes of love, and finding your identity through the highs and lows of life. They have opened for Coasts and produce similar contemporary, electric sounding music. Give there latest single a listen here:
An interesting little band from Minnesota, that I was lucky enough to discover when they were supporting Little Comets at a gig I was at. Shocked and appalled at myself that I hadn't already came across them, I went home and got my hands on all their music. A youthful, smooth and easy listening band providing an upbeat and tropical sound that I simply can't resist. As previously mentioned they broke the UK after accompanying Little Comets on their tour. Having released their debut album 'Landmark' last year they have been a hit both in the UK and back in their home nation. The first song I heard was 'Suicide Saturday' and quite obviously I was instantly drawn-in by the title, and then even more so by the riff-fuelled music. Since then they have released an array of singles and now the album; all of which maintain the same vibrant, upbeat, indie-pop sound comparable to bands like Vampire Weekend and the Marsicans, the latter of which has toured with them.
Hippo Campus continue to produce top quality music, and are really starting to grow into a very well established band. In summary if you're looking for a bullet-proof indie-rock band then Hippo Campus are certainly a band you want to check out.