Comprising two pairs of brothers (vocalist/guitarist Kiaran Crook and drummer Brandon Crook; bassist Andy Davidson and guitarist Josh Davidson), the Sherlocks are an indie rock quartet formed in the summer of 2010 in the small village of Bolton upon Dearne in Sheffield, U.K. The four friends initially began jamming covers in each other’s garages before moving on to perform gigs in the local working-men’s clubs. The boys began penning their own songs, working them gradually into their sets, which eventually became live favorites.
They also began to build stateside attention with an appearance at the 2016 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The fall of 2016 saw the Sherlocks release their fifth single, “Will You Be There?,” followed by their signing to Infectious Records that Christmas. They started 2017 with a bang when the limited-edition 7″ version of “Will You Be There?” entered the official U.K. vinyl singles chart at number one.
This was followed by the band’s first headlining tour of the U.K., along with the announcement that their debut full-length would arrive later that year.