Interview: The Sherlocks prepare for King Tut’s stage at TRNSMT

Yorkshire four-piece The Sherlocks released their debut record, Live For The Moment, in August last year with the band proclaiming that they wanted to be the new pioneers of guitar music. Part of of a new wave of UK bands, they’ve toured in support of Liam Gallagher across Europe and embarked on a relentless schedule of their own headline slots.

The band consists of two sets of brothers: Kiaran and Brandon Crook, Andy and Josh Davidson.

As they prepare for an appearance on the King Tut’s stage in association with Utilita at TRNSMT, we caught up with Kiaran Crook for a chat.

What was it like touring Europe with Liam Gallagher?

It was an incredible experience, one we will never forget. Liam’s a top man, he’s proper sound.

We grew up listening to Oasis, to support one of our heroes was very special. Looking forward to supporting him at his own huge show at Finsbury Park!

How does the group dynamic work with two sets of brothers in the band?

We’ve grown up in this band, so we all know which buttons to push and what not to push. Most of the time it’s just banter to each other.

What’s the best part of performing to a festival audience?

Festival crowds are always mental, most of them have been on the beer all day, we love a rowdy crowd! Also it’s nice to know that there will be people in the crowd that have never seen your band perform.

4 What kind of things inspire the band to write songs? Where do you get your inspiration?

As a songwriter I take influences from the likes of James, Oasis, The Clash, The Police and I quite like some spoken word stuff which gives me ideas. I’m constantly making notes on my phone about everything and anything, phrases that everyone uses.

You are on the TRNSMT bill alongside some amazing acts including Liam Gallagher, Courteeners and Wolf Alice – who are you most excited about?

We’ve played with Liam Gallagher & Courteeners before, its always great watching those play. It’ll be good to see Wolf Alice for the first time. And also Shed Seven again, they’re amazing live!

What’s your top tips for enjoying Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival?

Get some pints down you and enjoy the music!

How have you found playing in Glasgow in the past?

Absolutely wild, best crowds in the world!

What can fans expect to see from your set at TRNMST 2018?

A set full of bangers!