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

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

‘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

Interview with Soldier Blue drummer Mark Hindmarsh

Having made live appearances at venues from the Royal Albert Hall to the Boardwalk in a variety of genre-spanning bands, Soldier Blue’s Mark Hindmarsh is possibly one of Sheffield’s most accomplished drummers. He sat down to have a chat with Sounds From The Steel about their upcoming show at The Bowery, their debut EP and … Continue reading

News: Hallam FM ends Tramlines involvement

  The organisers of Sheffield’s Tramlines festival have announced that local radio station Hallam FM will no longer curate the main stage at Devonshire Green, as it has done in the previous three years. The annoucement came amid safety fears for the 2012 event, due to the popularity of the performing acts on the main … Continue reading

SFTS meets the Sheffield Samba Band

Drum Roll please…. The Sheffield Samba Band have been bringing the sounds of the favelas to the festivals and fetes of Sheffield for the past six years, and prides itself on it’s accessibility. Whether you’re male or female, young or old, musically talented or tone deaf, the Sheffield Samba Band will have a drum for you. … Continue reading

Frome Rock City! Interview with Shauny Milton of Landscapes

  Hailing from the small town of Frome, Somerset, Landscapes are a 5 piece Melodic Hardcore outfit, featuring vocalist Shauny Milton, guitarists Kai Sheldon and Martin Hutton, bassist Nick Wilcox and drummer Jordi Urch. SFTS caught up with Shauny after their recent show at The Riverside in Sheffield on the 13th April, after they produced … Continue reading

Sheffield’s Oldest And Best Live Music Venue!

LeadmillFeatured image : Tom Walton | Body images: Dan Cox Since opening in 1980,  The Leadmill has  become home of Sheffield’s longest running live music venue. Notably voted ‘ Best Live Music Venue ‘ in the UK last year, the historic club has hosted famous bands such as Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Strokes as well … 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

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