Lookin’ local: South Yorkshire bands at Tramlines
Your guide to the cream of the South Yorkshire scene crop to be found down at Hillsborough Park this year.
It’s been a quick rise for this hotly-tipped alt-rock band formed at Sheffield University, combining elements of melodic indie with some funk, jazz and blues.
The Everly Pregnant Brothers
Yup, we have our very own ukulele-toting Sheffield cover band. The Brothers manage to draw huge crowds whenever they play their home city and their success has seen them play festivals and gigs all over the country, serving up good music with a side of pork pie.
Blistering guitar riffs and catchy hooks, this hotly-tipped quartet delivers energetic tracks with a nod to the likes of Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters, but in a distinctly northern fashion.
Steel City indie four-piece with a suburban garage sound that might strike a melancholy tone but still packs quite the punch.
Speed for Lovers
Here to make you dance, this local outfit have a distinctive alt-disco sound ideal for shaking off any Sunday hangovers.
Following a Fringe at Tramlines performance last year, LIO brings her majestic ambient alt-pop to the T’other Stage on Sunday.
Matthew J Hall
Powerful vocalist specialising in emotionally-driven, well-crafted indie rock tracks with dark undertones.
Leadmill Live Stage
Children of the State
These peyote punks are here to take you on a psychedelic trip aided by a dose of 70s glam, hooky choruses and wistful electronic rock.
80s-style synth pop blended with funky indie to create their self-titled “glitter pop” sound. Expect stirring vocal harmonies and uplifting indie-pop feels, perfect for kicking off a festival weekend.
Northern swagger, a streetwise sound and plenty of cheek to boot. With their distinctive brand of fast-paced indie, they’ve quickly risen through the ranks around this neck of the woods.
Angsty, fast-paced rock-pop from one of the city’s emerging talents. Fans of Wolf Alice and Bring Me The Horizon will find plenty to like.
Loud and wonderfully brash. An energetic noise-rock duo known in Sheff for their wild live shows.
Expect a selection of stirring folk-pop songs supplemented by powerful harmonies and bold classical influences.
Music to warm the soul, soothe a sore head, after a spliff, while cruising through the Peak District in mid-coitus. That, in a nutshell, is how you can sum up the feels given out by these dreamy pop peddlers.
Delivering raw, hard-hitting rock bangers with heavy punk leanings a Sheff-based four-piece originally formed in Guildford.
Hands off Gretel
Alt-rock/grunge pop outfit with lead singer Lauren Tate’s Brody Dalle-esque roars leading the charge amongst a wall of noise.
80s-inspired arty electropop with catchy yet haunting melodies. Important themes laced throughout intriguing lyrics.
Hip-hop artist rapping in a distinctive Sheffield twang, bringing everything from partystarters to deep tracks tackling societal issues.