EP Review: In Arms – Tape 2012

EP REVIEW: IN ARMS – TAPE 2012 If you’re a musician, you very rarely look back to your teenage years of playing in bands with anything other than slight embarrassment. However, that won’t be how these 5 Sheffield lads will remember it in 10 years’ time. Don’t let their youthful appearance fool you, In Arms … Continue reading

Steel Sounds #5

1. David Beaumont – (Break My Heart) Don’t Make Me Wonder 2. Blue Lip Feel – Velvet Cape 3. Adam Kay – The Maze 4. Renegade Brass Band – Radio Rebelde 5. Delaney – Come Together  (alright, so technically they’re based in London but the guitarist is a Sheffield boy so we don’t care!)

Sheffield live previews – March 27 – April 10

Words: Tom Walton The Steel City plays host to some cracking gigs over the next couple of weeks and Sounds From The Steel has cherry-picked a few of the best for you… Starting this evening (March 27), Nineties favourites, Cast, hit up The Leadmill. Expect Britpop guitars at their loudest and a list of hits … Continue reading

Live Review: The Stranglers @ O2 Academy, Sheffield

Words and photography by Natalie Wood It may have been The Stranglers second to last gig on the UK part of their tour but they played it has if it was their first. Mike Marlin kicked off the support for the night. Mike and his band sounded pretty good and in keeping with the sound … Continue reading

Backstage interview with The Milk Live from SOYO

After signing a record deal with Sony last summer, The Milk have earned themselves a growing reputation as one of UK’s most exciting prospects. Currently touring the UK to promote their new single Broke Up the Family, due for release on April 2nd, I caught up with the boys ahead of their gig at the SOYO. … Continue reading

EP Review: Blue Lip Feel – Glitterbox EP

Words & featured image: Tom Walton Blue Lip Feel – Glitterbox Despite being a relatively new Sheffield band, Blue Lip Feel have carved a reputation as one of the city’s most ferocious live acts. Glitterbox EP is their first effort since finalising the line up last November, when Conor Houston (guitar) and Sam Bywater (drums) … Continue reading

Pop-Punk Partying: Interview with Pat Kennedy of Ohio’s Light Years!

While the city of Sheffield has produced a fantastic amount of bands throughout the years, the backdrop of the working class, steel making industrial north hasn’t tended to inspire its youth to produce sugary Pop-Punk and Punk Rock. So, we at SFTS are looking a little further field to fulfil our Punk Rock needs. Light … Continue reading

Rehearsing with the Sheffield Samba Band

Do you ever get bored of listening to the same music over and over again? Ever wanted to try something new? Yes, then check out what happened when Corrina Dalby met up with the Sheffield Samba Band. Known for their quirky dress sense, loud beats and variety of percussion instruments, the Sheffield Samba band are … Continue reading

Rolo Tomassi return with new single Old Mystics

Words by Natalie Wood Rolo Tomassi are back with new single Old Mystics which will be released on 26th March or can be listened to now on their Facebook page. The Sheffield band return with a new line up with bassist Nathan Fairweather and guitarist Chris Cayford after the departure of Joe Nicholson and Joe … Continue reading

Sounds From The Steel Podcast #1

  The first in our new weekly podcasts! This episode features music from Screaming Maldini, Coldplay, Blue October and Soldier Blue, along with an interview with Soldier Blue drummer Mark Hindmarsh!