Victorious Festival preview: The Sherlocks

THEY were one of the stars of last year’s Common People in Southampton and now Yorkshire band The Sherlocks are coming back for another festival in the South and their own headline date.

The four-piece, made up of frontman Kiaran Crook, his brother and bassist Brandon, lead guitarist Josh Davidson and his brother and bassist Andy, will appear on The Castle Stage at Victorious Festival in Southsea at 4pm on Sunday.

They also star at The Engine Rooms in Southampton on Monday 28 October as part of their first tour to mark the release of their second album Under Your Sky on Friday 4 October.

The band has previously sold out The Joiners, The Talking Heads and The 1865 in Southampton and their popularity in the South is one reason why their first record, Live For The Moment, was the highest charting debut album by any band in 2017.

Now fans can hear some of the results of their time spent laying down new tracks at Parr Street studios in Liverpool with lead singer of The Coral James Skelly, who produced the band’s second record.

Recent single NYC (Sing It Loud) is a wide-eyed recollection of seeing the wonders of New York for the first time, but also wishing to share it with someone special back home.

“James Skelly helped us turn that tune into one of the strongest singles on the album,” said Kiaran. “He makes songs shorter and sharper, but never loses what made them special to start with.”

Brandon added, “We worked hard, but we had some fun and games too. Skelly knows how to knock out a single and he would jam with us to work out parts.”

The Sherlocks are at Victorious Festival on Sunday and The Engine Rooms, Southampton on Monday October 28. Pre-order their album Under Your Sky at

By Richard Derbyshire