We caught up with the indie/alt-rock quartet ahead of their 4th album release.
1. Your new single Sirens is a big statement as the first single from your new album ‘People Like Me & You’ – can you tell us about the creative process behind it and the lyrics?
Yeah, we had the song knocking around in our rehearsal room and always knew it had attitude. I did a demo of it and tried a few different ideas out we’d perhaps not delved into before and everyone loved it from very beginning. The lyrics came later when we actually came to record it. It was quick fire writing, not ever thinking it and not try to make sense of it… In fact, the thing we all loved about the lyrics was how much they didn’t need to make sense. It was almost better the more cryptic it was. I just wanted to write a song that wasn’t about anyone specific but just a made up character escaping some kind of lunatic asylum or something. God knows why, why not?
2. What was it like working with Al Groves (Bring Me The Horizon, The Reytons) on this single?
Working with Al was class! We’ve got history with him anyway from trialling a song years ago… think it was ‘Was It Really Worth It?’ from our debut. Yes a good guy, pretty chilled and he brung a lot of new ideas to the table for us to make our minds up about which is always good. He wasn’t scared of making a produced album either as a pose to just keeping it 2 guitars, bass & drums.
3. Your new album ‘People Like Me & You’ comes out on the 11th August – what can fans expect from your fourth album?
They can expect something slightly different from us, I feel like we’ve pushed ourselves on this record more so than ever. There’s some big hitters on there, some huge sing alongs and also some steady moments that are chilled. It’s got a bit of everything really and I think the fans are gonna love this record. I really do.
4. How has the band evolved since your first album Live For The Moment?
We’ve changed so much, not just as a band lineup but as people aswell. We’ve grown a lot, me and Brandon have also been doing this for a long time now and we love what we do so I’d say we honestly enjoy it more now than ever. We just wanna keep making records that we’re proud of and hopefully the fans dig it aswell.
5. If you could collaborate with any other artist – who would it be and why?
Probably someone like Jamie T for me, I love his work and he’s got a good sound that’s instantly recognisable. I went to watch him at the back end of last year and it was honestly one of the best gigs I’ve been to, he seems like a dude aswell.
6. If you could be remembered for one thing other than your music what would that be?
Good drinkers. Either that or bad golfers.
7. Describe your music in three words
Proper good stuff.
8. What’s been a career highlight so far?
There’s been loads, supporting the Kings of Leon, Richard Ashcroft, Kaiser Chiefs, Liam Gallagher, Libertines… yeah, supporting loads of top bands. Playing big shows ourselves… for me just making records and releasing them is a highlight. It’s a highlight to even call this a job, it’s what I’d be doing if I worked at McDonald’s because I genuinely love making music. So the fact I get to do this full time is what I live for. Our fans are what keep us going, they’re unreal.
9. If you could each pick someone to play you in a movie of your life – who would that be?
10. Where do you see The Sherlocks in 5 years?
Hopefully just playing a lot bigger shots, be good to see how big we can get. We wanna play the biggest places possible and be a massive band world wide.