Photo Credit Lewis Evans
Today, Sheffield’s SHEAFS have announced the release of their debut EP “Vox Pop”, due out March 6th on Blood Records (Dream Wife, The Blinders, The Amazons etc.).
The band have shared a blistering new single from it, “Total Vanity”, which they describe as being, “predominantly about our fascination and consumption in relation to self-image, and acknowledging the strain of that.”
Produced by Dead Nature/Spring King talent Tarek Musa and Jonathan Hucks, “Vox Pop” was laid down with a short turnaround at Whitewood Recording Studio, Liverpool, before the band headed down south to Essex to finish the EP off. The tracks were then finalised and mastered by the acclaimed Mike Cave (who recently mixed and mastered Lewis Capaldi’s latest chart-topping album).
Across the EP the band match lyrics confronting the frustrations of a consumerist world that profits from people’s low self-esteem and self-doubt, with the everlasting blistering energy of pounding riffs, and the fire found in the stomachs of the passionate youth up and down the country.
SHEAFS previously announced a UK tour for 2020, with gigs planned for London, Manchester, Nottingham, culminating in a sold-out hometown show at Sheffield’s Cafe Totem on March 12th.
Previous single “Care Less” made the band favourites of BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and saw them team up with director and videographer Sam Crowston (The Blinders/No Hot Ashes), to produce a humorous video, as-filmed at Sheffield Hallam University.
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After a series of demos and raucous live shows saw the band earn a dedicated local fanbase, in 2019 SHEAFS took their sound out across the nation. The band toured the UK, won over festivals crowds at Dot2Dot, Tramlines, and won a slot at Madrid’s Mad Cool Fest after coming first in the ‘UK Talent’ section out of thousands of entries.
Their rise has been propelled by consistent support across major national radio stations including the afore mentioned BBC Radio 1, as well as at BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Radio X and Virgin Radio.
Following a stint of high profile support slots with the likes of The Amazons, The Coral, and IDLES, plus their recent tour with US rockers Greta Van Fleet which saw them win over audiences all over Europe, the band will release debut EP “Vox Pop” on March 6th via Blood Records.
See SHEAFS live:
Wednesday 4th March – London, Grace
Friday 6th March – Manchester, Gullivers
Saturday 7th March – Nottingham, Bodega
Thursday 12th March – Sheffield, Cafe Totem
Lawrence Feenstra (vocals)
Chris Goodacre (guitar + backing vox)
Charles Mellor (guitar)
Callum Wright (bass + backing vox)
Charlie Eastap (drums)