Nerve Entertainment Exclusive: Interview with The Sherlocks

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Nerve Entertainment spoke exclusively with the Indie Rock Band about getting airtime on Radio 1, their ultimate dream band and when we will get to hear their debut album.


First of all, what is the meaning behind the bands name? Are you all big Benedict Cumberbatch fans?

No, Andy the youngest in the band was only 13 when we started and he used to say really obvious things, so it came from the saying “well done Sherlock” for stating the obvious.

How do you as a band get ready for a show? Do you have any pre-show rituals?

We normally just get the tunes pumping!

2016 was a big year for you getting signed and playing Reading and Leeds, but what was your biggest highlight and why?

Getting signed was the biggest highlight because we had been working towards a record deal for 6 years. We wanted to get it right and we picked the perfect home for ourselves. Amazing team around us at BMG.

Do you prefer bigger or smaller venues?

Hard one that, bigger venues are great because there are obviously more people in the place. But the small sweaty intimate ones are the ones to cherish in!

What inspires your work?

Real life ! A band that do inspire us is Stereophonics! There’s no act with them just pure class tunes, that’s the way we want it to be.

What is it with Sheffield and producing great British rock bands?

I’m not sure to be honest, must be something in the water.

If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?

Paul Weller. What an icon!

What songs do the band most look forward to playing live and why?

The new single WAS IT REALLY WORTH IT because it’s an absolute belter live!

Who is your Favourite band of all time and why?

I think we would have to say The Clash, fantastic songs and great attitude!

If you had to create a dream 4-piece band who would be in it? Be as imaginative as you like?

JOHN LENNON – Vocals

BRUCE FOXTON- Bass

THE EDGE – Guitar

DAVE GROHL – Drums

Any bands we should be looking out for in 2017?

Yes. The Sherlocks (Laughs). This is our year!

When can fans expect an album?

Hold tight, because when we do drop our debut. Things are going to get wild.

How is it having brothers in the band? do you ever fallout, or get competitive?

Never, we’ve grown up together so it’s nothing new. We stick together.

How was it being part of BBC introducing? 

It was incredible to be chosen by BBC Introducing to go to SXSW. We will be forever grateful for that opportunity.

Your music has been played on Radio 1 by Annie Mac and Greg James, how was that? Were you aware your song was going to get national airtime or was it a pleasant surprise? If you were was the experience a bit surreal?

The 1st time we got played it was a massive buzz! All our mates were texting and ringing saying they’d just heard us on Radio 1.

Finally I think binge watching TV has become a modern day tradition, what is your favourite television show and why?

We don’t really get time to watch TV as we are always busy. Normally just the football (Laughs)


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