The Sherlocks performing their Live For The Moment tour at Rock City Nottingham on Saturday 16th September 2017.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

The Sherlocks showed that the traditional indie rock band is still alive and well last night as they came to Rock City to promote their debut album, Live For The Moment.

There are not many bands that have served an apprenticeship as long as theirs before signing to a record label and even fewer that have built up such momentum as The Sherlocks have just from word of mouth and playing their songs live, but brothers Kiaran and Brandon Crook and Josh and Andy Davidson have done just that.

With an average age of just over twenty it was easy to see why they attract such a young audience, and with their album containing all of their previously released singles, the audience knew all the words to their songs.

Opening with Last Night and Escapade, two songs which got the crowd bouncing, also saw Kiaran calling for a break in the proceedings as the very dated practice of throwing beer cans onto the stage got too much as one narrowly missed bassist Andy’s head. All music was put on hold as the Rock City staff was cheered onto the stage with mops to make it safe again.

Recommencing with this year’s single; the epic Blue with its anthemic indie rock hook that thrilled this audience, whilst Nobody Knows sounded just like the Artic Monkeys but better. The lovely Turn The Clock showed their delicate side with their excellent harmonies and Motions, a country rockabilly song highlighted Josh’s sparkling guitar lines.

The title track, Live For The Moment displayed urgent guitar playing whilst Was It Really Worth It showcased Brandon’s precision drumming and front man, Kiaran’s excellent vocal ability. Finishing with Candlelight, The Sherlocks had delivered their album in its entirety. With a short set list they had showed that some times less is best because this is a band not to be missed live.