Mon 19 Feb 2018

Interview with… SHEAFS

Since forming late 2015 SHEAFS dark guitar-driven sound has garnered them praise from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamaq, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stevens and Virgin Radio’s Edith Bowman. The Sheffield boys have gone on to support other thriving bands Cabbage, The Vryll Society, Pretty Vicious and Idles, already earning themselves a much-dedicated following. We caught up with them before they embark on their first headline tour later this month.

Tickets on sale here.

Who is your biggest influence?

It’s hard to pin down our biggest but a few influences of ours are Cage The Elephant, Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & T-Rex.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Dan Auerbach, we’re massive fans of his Black Keys work and side projects The Arcs and Blakroc. He also produced Cage The Elephant’s Grammy winning album which we’re all well into.

What should people expect at one of your gigs?

Expect to move, we want to make you feel alive watching live music and that doesn’t happen standing still does it?

Describe your style in three words?

In your face.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?

Rolling Stones headlining Glastonbury 2013, say no more.

What music icons inspire your sound today?

Liam Gallagher is making waves with a new album and Noel’s gone slightly left wing this time round. Still both massive icons to us.

What music did you listen to growing up?

There’s a wide variety of artists between the 5 of us, some we’re happier to disclose than others… Let’s go Jamie T, Led Zeppelin and throw in Eminem as a wildcard.

One record you would keep forever?

Black Keys – El Camino

A song you wish you had written?

Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

Shame – One Rizla

The Wombats – White Eyes

Vaccines – I Can’t Quit

Demob Happy – Be Your Man