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

An Acoustic Session with Sheffield band Scoundrel

Words and video by Natalie Wood Sounds From The Steel were lucky enough to be visited by Sheffield band Scoundrel last week. Luke, Joe, Daviyd and Kaleb gave us a taste of their music with an acoustic session and here it is. The first song was Acting Like I Care from their debut album Scoundrel. … Continue reading

Live review: Ladyhawke Plays Leadmill

Words & Photography: Tom Pattrick The Leadmill, May 4 Ladyhawke stormed the stage at Sheffield’s most lucrative music venue, the Leadmill. On a night that attracted fans of all ages, we saw both young and old rocking out to what proved an awe inspiring performance. A lot has changed since the success of her debut album back … Continue reading

Steel Sounds #9

1. Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You 2. Hey Sholay – Wishbone 3. The Everly Pregnant Brothers – Oyl In’t Royd 4. Nate Gordon – 9 To 5 5. Dead Like Harry – Streets

News: Sheffield’s BORDERS release debut EP ”Everything Hurts” online

Sheffield Punk Rock four piece BORDERS have released their debut EP ‘Everything Hurts’ online. The four track EP, is available from the band’s bandcamp page for £2.99 now. It’s the bands first offical release, which comes on the back of their recent mini-tour with New York’s Such Gold, who SFTS caught live at Corporation on … 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

Live Review: Alkaline Trio @ The Leadmill

  Words and photography by Natalie Wood Rock band The Dear & Departed got the crowd in the mood for what was going to be a spectacular night. The band have toured with Alkaline Trio before so knew all the tricks to engaging the crowd of a punk show. Dave Hause was definitely the unexpected … Continue reading

EP Review: Best Friends – Throwing Up

  With their quirky brand of indie Surf Pop, Sheffield’s Best Friends have been turning heads with their regular appearances at shows and house parties across the city. The four piece, who formed in March 2011 recently released their second EP, Throwing up on Art is Hard Records.       While self-titled debut EP … 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

Live Review: Tribes

Words & Photography: Tom Walton The Leadmill, May 7 It was a somewhat mental affair when Tribes visited The Leadmill’s Steel Stage on Bonfire Night last year. Since then, the London quartet have been touring the country at large after releasing their critically lauded debut album, Baby, in January. It isn’t only Tribes’ reputation that … Continue reading