Indie rock quartet, The Sherlocks, are heading to Brooklyn all the way from Sheffield, England. The band is comprised of brothers Kiaran Crook (vocals and guitar), Brandon Crook (drums), Andy Davidson (bassist), and Josh Davidson (guitar). The young musicians, often compared to fellow Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys, are making their NYC debut at Baby’s All Right on November 6. We caught up with Kiaran to learn more about the band, their music, and traveling to America.
Your band is made up of two sets of brothers. How did you all meet?
Josh and Andy moved next door to Brandon and Kiaran’s grandparents and we all just became friends and started playing footy in the summertime of 2010. We got bored of playing football and decided to pick our instruments up.
Tell us about traveling to Austin, TX for SXSW in 2016. Was that your first time in America? What was a memorable festival moment?
Yes, it was our first time in America and it blew us away. It’s hard to pinpoint a specific moment or highlight so with the risk of sounding cheesy, I’d have to say literally all of it. The American audience is very different to a UK audience but I love how passionate everyone is about a British band coming over to America. We also really enjoyed the weather and the beers in Texas.
What is your favorite song to perform?
“Will You Be There?” because it’s a big, pumping rock song!
Tell us about your first pair of Dr. Martens.
We had some kindly given to us when we played Live at Leeds Festival; we all instantly fell in love. Most of the time, we wear a pair to perform in for the comfort and durability.
What’s next for you?
We’re going to carry on touring this album everywhere on the planet and continue to write new songs. The songs for the second album have been written for ages; we’re in it for the long haul.