Please introduce yourself: history, line up, etc:
We got together a couple of years ago but only been a serious outfit
since Summer 2011, thats when Kyle(drummer) joined the band.
Me and Addy(Rhythm Guitar) had been going to gigs together for years and
been into the local music scene in Sheffield but thought it lacked a
proper lads rock and roll outfit and we could not see where one was
going to come from.
Smit (lead): It always seems to be across the penines where all the best bands come form
Addy: Myself & Chris(Singer) got banned form football for allegedly
being involved in football violence so I borrowed my dads old guitar
and decided to try to learn a few chords and make a band up, Chris was
straight in on vocals even though he had never sung with a mic before
not even on a karaoke!!!
Smit: I found out they had made a band up
and I joined without asking, I just said I am in your band now on lead
guitar and they were all like yeah sound! Luke (Bass) lived around
corner from Chris and he had been sacked from The Stoops for being a
drunked idiot so we thought hed do for us!
Addy: Kyle lives in
Derbyshire and we found him running round after sheep with some
drumsticks in his hands and seen as we had lost our old drummer we did
our bit for the community and he completed the band!!!
To me its bands like Joy Division, The Cure and definitely Puressence
from Manchester. Weve ripped off everybody in our practice room at some
stage, I mean Noel Gallagher made a career out of it and also made not
secret out of it which I think is sound. I also think its hard to be
Addy: Manchester band Puressence, Northern Indie Bands for me and obviously Beatles!!
Luke: My influences are Guitar bands, northern soul, mod, Beatles, oasis, verve etc
Your favourite 5 albums ever.
Chris: My fav album changes week to week as I listen to a lot of music and currently its bummed by Happy Mondays
Addy: Mine is one of my biggest influences Puressence & their album “Dont Forget to Remember
Luke: Ive not got a favourite album, still waiting for the one!
Kyle: “Up The Bracket” by Libertines
I`m the stereotypical one and was buzzing to see them live in summer
but best album for me is “The Stone Roses” by well everyone knows who
You re into football. What's your team?
from Sheffield with its two teams Sheff Utd & Sheff Utd Reserves we
are all Huge Blades and can usual be found down at lane as much as we
How is gigging in your area these days...
is a pretty vibrant scene in Sheffield but like most places there is a
mixture of good and bad promoters, this can see bands used and abused
but its a learning curve. We have been lucky to have built a solid
fanbase and self promote big events. The one thing id change is the pay
to play nonsense that exists in most cities that and ban X factor and
all that bollocks and get people out supporting real music.
Your favourite venues?
Favourite venues are the iconic Leadmill & The Plug in Sheffield,
both top venues ran by people who love music and believe, for being the
other side of the stage The City Hall in Sheffield gives out a top sound
and atmosphere, We hope to be on that stage in near future
What's your favourite clothes shop? Favourite brands?
My two top shops are Seasons Menswear in Sheffield & Pretty Green
Store In Leeds. Current brand im into is Peacefull Hooligan the gear is
quality and the lads who run the label are top boys too even for
Luke: Im with Chris all way on Seasons & Peacefull Hooligan, im also into Pretty Green, CP & Stone Island
Addy: Im an 80s casuals fan, im a walking advert for them ive even got there underwear!
Kyle: A bit of Ralphy are nice threads for me
Im a big fan of anything on sales rack, well that & Hugo Boss cos
our young un works there and does me a nice bit of discount.
How would u rate the current music scene? Which bands do you like?
The Jake Bugg albums been on the bus a lot a lately on way to gigs and
were all having that at minute, well that and obviously one direction!!
Smit: Im into Richard Hawley another Sheffield Lad and his album Standing on The Skyes Edge.
I think the scene currently is poor and Mr Simon Cowell has a lot to
blame, lot of dross and scenesters but not a lot of quality bands, best
current & future band.......Section 60....trust me watch!
Current projects and future plans?
Weve released our debut album “Is This Our Day In The Sunshine” and a
couple of singles Elysium & Diamonds and the response has been
amazing, We have also been giving away our newer tracks through
downloads and CDs at our gigs, Its about spreading the word and growing.
Kyle: Ive only been with the band 12 months but weve been at it all
over the country, from Newcastle to London. Weve done about 50 gigs over
past twelve months and the lads have over 200 under there belt. Its all
about putting on a good show and hard graft.
Chris: This year we
have been spreading the word and have followings all over the country,
gigging in Manchester & London has been high on our agenda &
looking to take that into 2013 with a new EP to be released in the
Spring with a tour including Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester on our
Addy: And World Domination, take a listen to our tunes and spread the word!