GIG REVIEW: The Sherlocks at Sheffield O2 Academy

GIG REVIEW: The Sherlocks at Sheffield O2 Academy

By Scott Antcliffe | 24/05/2022

GIG REVIEW: The Sherlocks at Sheffield O2 Academy
Picture: Scott Antcliffe


FANS indie quartet The Sherlocks packed into a sold-out 02 Academy to hear a superb set featuring songs from their earlier days along with several from their latest album World I Understand, which peaked at number nine in January.

Those who arrived early were treated to two great support acts, with sets by Manchester four-piece The Covasettes and Sheffield’s own The Warehouse Club.

Both bands were warmly received and will no doubt go on to make strides in the industry with their undoubted talent.

The Sherlocks came on stage to rousing applause and opened up their 18-song set with a catchy trio of songs — Falling, Escapade and Magic Man.

Frontman Kiaran Crook, a former Wath Comprehensive pupil alongside brother and drummer Brandon, then welcomed the fans with: “It's good to be back Sheffield.”

The crowd acknowledged the welcome and responded kind, with “Yorkshire! Yorkshire! Yorkshire!” echoing around the venue.

Other popular songs from the varied set included End Of The Earth, Will You Be There? and On The Run before, a shift in tempo to melodic hits Games You Play, NYC (Sing It Loud), Last Night and recent, upbeat number Sorry — a catchy, funky song with 1980s dance undertones, which was also warmly received song.

The band, who formed in Bolton on Dearne back in the early 2010s, performed a superb cover of The Beatles song Hey Jude, as well as a little snippet of Human League mega hit Don’t You Want Me? — a subtle nod to the iconic Sheffield group.

The set concluded with Live For The Moment, Nobody Knows and two of my favourite tracks, the anthemic City Lights and Chasing Shadows, ensuring the 2,200 fans in attendance left on a high.

Kiaran, Brandon and bandmates Alex Procter and Trent Jackson recently announced that they are working on a fourth album and have been hard at work at the iconic Motor Museum Studio in Liverpool, where the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon and Oasis have all recorded hits.

If the fourth album is anything like the previous three, fans will be in for a treat.

One of Britain’s best indie bands just keep getting better and better.


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