THE Sherlocks bring their latest album tour to Southampton this month.

Frontman Kiaran Crook, his brother and drummer Brandon, lead guitarist Alex Procter and bassist Trent Jackson headline The Engine Rooms on Saturday (May 14).

The Yorkshire band’s third record and second top 10 hit World I Understand is the first they have released since leaving the BMG label and Alex and Trent joining the band.

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Brandon told The Daily Echo that being their own boss suits the new-look four-piece.

“We’ve taken back control,” he explained. “We are the ones who need this band to succeed so it’s only right that we make the big decisions. Record labels can always move onto the next act, but this is a one shot chance for us.”

Songwriter Kiaran added: “The new songs have come straight from the four of us. We have made the record we wanted, exactly how we wanted to.”

The brothers emphasise a return to their rock roots, but Kiaran says new tunes, like grunge-themed Plastic Heart, and singles Falling and City Lights, are “completely different to anything we have done before.”

The four-piece worked with producer Dave Eringa, who has been involved with every Manic Street Preachers album over the past 30 years, and together retreated to the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire in 2020.

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Kiaran says that Eringa did “an unbelievable job” of capturing the energy of their live sets.

“We have hit the jackpot with an album recorded in the best possible way,” he added. “It is rocky, it is anthemic, but it is not complicated. You don’t need smoke and mirrors if the tunes are good.”

The Sherlocks are joined by Newcastle’s rising star Andrew Cushin, who also plays The Joiners in October, and hotly-tipped local band Crystal Tides.

They are no strangers to Southampton having previously sold out The Engine Rooms, The 1865 and The Joiners.

This summer, the band will play the main stage at Reading and Leeds festivals, before supporting Kaiser Chiefs in November, including a Bournemouth date.



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