The amount of amazing music from Sheffield at the moment is astonishing. A city with so many artists you would think it’s all about competition and fighting to be in the spotlight. But it’s not! Like many other aspects of Sheffield’s creative hub, everyone has a chance. However some gigs end up more important than others. Like that time when Arctic Monkeys played at The Leadmill and they ended up playing to the whole street, or the recent reopening of The Washington with an appearance from Jarvis Cocker, there’s the odd “I was there” gig. Or if you’re not quick enough, “I wish I was there”
The next show in the Steel City that may steal the show is another homecoming gig from RedFaces, at the almighty Queens Social Club. The Indie Rock four-piece are making waves with recent release ‘Kerosene’, a fun and rowdy track on the topic of newness that benefits from an intense bass phaser.
Despite the band’s youth (the band itself and the lads’ ages!) they have a signing with RCA, nearly 20,000 views on Kerosene in under a month, and currently an extensive UK tour. A few weeks back the tour came to Sheffield for a sell-out show at Yellow Arch, and after Queens Social Club we may not be greeted with a return so quickly.
In other words, nobody likes missing out. Yet everybody likes to jump on the bandwagon about being there before an act gets “too big”. Don’t wish. Do your bit and buy a ticket!
Words by Josh Levin