The Sherlocks aren't about to hold back.
Live, they're a bold, brash phenomenon, working relentlessly to get to where they want to be.
New album 'Under Your Sky' is out now, and to celebrate the band played a co-headline set at Manchester's Neighbourhood Festival over the weekend.
Looking ahead, The Sherlocks will complete their biggest UK tour to date this Autumn, taking them to a venue near you.
Ahead of this, Clash caught up with the band to see what was going down on their studio stereo during the construction of 'Under Your Sky'...
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The Killers - 'Read My Mind'
That song definitely influenced the drum beat to one of our songs... we liked how tight it was but simple and effective. We followed this kind of vibe!
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James - 'Coming Home Pt. 2'
That influenced the chord pattern to another song on the record. I liked the sound of the chords they used, so I followed a similar pattern. I’m a big fan of these kind of chord progressions, and I have got a soft spot for James.
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The Cure - 'Close To Me'
This song had a big influence on a song off the new record. It must have influenced me subconsciously and I only realised it had maybe influenced me when we actually came to record it in the studio.
I love the tempo of this track and the space so that was what I used from it.
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The Flaming Lips - 'Do You Realise?'
This song will have influenced me without meaning to. It’s one of my favourite songs and I will have definitely listened to it at some point over the period of all the new songs being wrote.
I like how sad this song is, and a lot of my songs start out like that but I just cheer them up with the music.
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Doves - 'Kingdom Of Rust'
Love this tune, it influenced a song on the new record massively. The main influence being the mood of the song, I get a magical feeling when I listen to this song.
It takes me somewhere else and I think it important for some songs to do. They should transport you somewhere else or at least create imagery in your mind.
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The Sherlocks' new album 'Under Your Sky' is out now. Catch them at the following shows:
21 Cardiff Tramshed
22 London O2 Forum Kentish Town
23 Nottingham Rock City
24 Newcastle Boiler Shop
25 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
27 Bristol SWX
28 Southampton Engine Rooms
29 Brighton Concorde 2
31 Liverpool Eventim Olympia
1 Leeds O2 Academy
2 Sheffield O2 Academy
3 Birmingham O2 Institute 2
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