Single Review: Socrates Johnson – Thunder and Enlightening

Words: Tom Walton Out Now This self styled ‘blues rock’ quartet have been hiding on the Sheffield underground for a while. But maybe now is the time for the band, with Thunder And Enlightening being a different beast to what has come before, seeing them leave behind a sound that catapulted Nessa and Bryn to … Continue reading

Tramlines Vintage Underground mixes vintage and music

Words by Natalie Wood Sheffield City Hall hosted the aptly named Vintage Underground in its deeply underground Ballroom over the Tramlines weekend. It was certainly a hit with all eras. When you walked through the doors you could see everything in its vintage glory. There were the lovely fur coats, the 40’s style hats and … Continue reading

Single review: Bloc Party – Octopus

Words: Adam Kay Out now Ah, Bloc Party. How we’ve missed them. The London art-rockers have been on a three-year hiatus, almost splitting up in the process as members pursued their own interests. Floppy-fringed guitarist Russell Lissack joined Ash for a short time, while bassist Gordon Moakes formed the post-hardcore outfit Young Legionnaire. Singer Kele … Continue reading

EP Review: New Street Adventure – Say It Like You Mean It

Unmasked Recordings, Out Now This London soul outfit are probably one of the most exciting things coming out of London at the moment. After the release of Just The Kind Of People, which signified a change of direction for the band, they’ve grown in confidence and diversity, reaping the benefits because of it. Say It … Continue reading

Interview with Screaming Maldini as they prepare for the release of new single ‘Life In Glorious Stereo’

Sounds From The Steel were joined in the studio this week by the very talented and eccentric Sheffield band, Screaming Maldini. Corrina Dalby was lucky enough to interview the guys and hear a special acoustic version of their new single ‘Life In Glorious Stereo’ which will be released 18 June. Check out what the band … Continue reading

Single Review: Lawson – When She Was Mine

Words: Corrina Dalby Out: 27 May Having toured with the likes of  The Wanted and Will Young, new boyband Lawson are ready to take the UK by storm with their new debut single ‘When She Was Mine’ Lawson are not your typical boyband and show much more maturity than other bands out there at the moment which makes them appealing … Continue reading

The Viper Rooms Attracts All Ages!

Opened in September last year, nine months on  Viper Rooms is  one of the most popular bars on Carver Street. Speaking to  The Viper Rooms Assistant manager Graham Hale, he  comes with a wealth of experience, having being assistant manager at a Viper Rooms in Harrogate, before coming to open the bar in Sheffield. He  … Continue reading

Sheffield’s favourite music festival is back with a bang

Sheffield’s biggest music festival is back. After an amazing turn out last year which saw 155,000 people descend onto the streets of Sheffield, Tramlines is back and is set to be bigger than ever. We are Scientists, Toddla T, Roots Manuva and Miss Dynamite have been announced as headliners for the weekend and are sure to give Sheffield … Continue reading

SOYO Live The Place To Be!

Launched in 2010, SOYO Live continues to support some of the best live music Sheffield has to offer. The SOYO building stood as a Methodist Church for over a century, before becoming a nightclub venue, that  the Steel City people can be proud of. Matt Cottrill is  the man behind SOYO Lives’ creation.  He said:  … Continue reading

‘I don’t miss Little Man Tate’ – Interview with Jon Windle before release of new album ‘Sober Minds’

For Sheffield’s Jon Windle, it can’t be easy trying to match his previous achievements. As the frontman of indie rockers Little Man Tate, Jon enjoyed huge success, touring the world and selling thousands of albums. These days however, things are lot more low key for the local lad, as he continues to build on his … Continue reading