‘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

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

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

Doin’ it DIY – Pentimento’s Michael Hansen on their first Euro Tour

Pentimento, who have only existed since 2010, are a four-piece emotional punk band from Buffalo, New York. After signing to Panic Records, mere hours after putting their debut EP online, the band have toured themselves into the ground, culminating in their first European tour last month. We caught up with drummer Michael Hansen after their … Continue reading

Baz Warne of The Stranglers talks touring, the band and Giants

Words by Natalie Wood This month a great iconic band get back into the gigging routine, touring Europe to promote their new album Giants. To be honest they’ve never actually left the routine. The Stranglers have been around and touring since before I was born. They were touring before they were even signed in 1974, … Continue reading

Interview – The Blackbirds get political: “Please America, dont kill us all…”

Words & Photography – Tom Walton “I hate it when you do an interview and they don’t explain your quotes properly. Someone once asked us what we thought about X Factor and we chatted about it for ten minutes. In the interview it only said ‘it’s s**t’ underneath the question. It made us look like … Continue reading

Lawson : an interview with the band as they get ready to launch debut single When She Was Mine

 [click to hear the interview with Lawson, including their love for the Irish accent, their backstage antics with Max George and the funny gift given to them by fellow support act FanFair- Plus the city they are most looking forward too!] Sitting in the dressing room of Sheffield Arena, preparing to interview Lawson at one of the biggest venues  they’ve performed at. I’m … Continue reading

The Jezabels: music and the steel city

Words by Natalie Wood This week saw Australian band The Jezabels play in Sheffield for the first time ever. They’re currently on their European tour promoting their debut album Prisoner and they’re literally taking the world by storm. I caught up with them before their gig to talk music, touring and monkey dancing. Hayley Mary, … Continue reading