Sheffield’s SHEAFS pack punches with blistering riffs and instantly addictive hooks that hark back to the glory days of regional indie in their 4-minute whirlwinds of guitar-led goodness.
They’re already gaining hype across the blogosphere thanks to killer tracks like Mind Pollution, This Is Not A Protest & Shock Machine, and now’s the time to catch them before they’re selling out arenas across Europe.
Who are they? A Mancunian guitar outfit built upon, they say, ‘the sibling rivalry’ of brothers Breb and Tam Lynch, the band’s frontman and guitarist respectively. However, don’t expect Lynchs to serve up guitar rock of a swaggering, Gallagher-esque sensibility.
This fledgling quartet are cut from a much darker, cerebral cloth, citing the inspiration of 80s post-punk and the figurative painter Francis Bacon.
Their excellent debut EP, The City, bears testament to those influences, showcasing a sound that wraps brooding noir-rock melodies around disco-charged beats and jagged guitar riffage – imagine The Chameleons filtered through contemporary indie-rock sensibility.
Fresh from winning the Trashed TV contest (a nationwide competition for new artists), the hotly-tipped four-piece will be appearing at next weekend’s Dot to Dot Festival – if you’ve got a ticket, make sure you put them at the top of your ’must see’ list. M.E.N
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