Rising South Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks hoping for a big 2016

The Sherlocks perform at Wath Comprehensive School on 3 November 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

The Sherlocks perform at Wath Comprehensive School on 3 November 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

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Four rising stars of the South Yorkshire music scene are preparing for their biggest gigs to date next year when they support indie heroes The Liberties on their UK arena tour.

Earlier this year, The Sherlocks – two sets of Bolton-on-Dearne brothers – became the first unsigned band to sell out the main room of famous Sheffield city centre venue The Leadmill since Arctic Monkeys.

The Sherlocks perform at Wath Comprehensive School on 3 November 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

The Sherlocks perform at Wath Comprehensive School on 3 November 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

After a stellar year, the band - frontman Kiaran Crook, who is joined by brother Brandon on drums, as well as guitarist Josh Davidson and his brother Andy on bass - is hoping for further success in 2016. They will support Pete Doherty and co at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on January 26, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on January 27 and at Bournemouth BIC on January 29.

Despite their rising profile, the band has never forgotten their roots. In November they played a surprise gig at Wath Comprehensive School, which was attended by Kiaran and Brandon as youngsters. This followed an earlier gig at the Sacred Heart primary School in Goldthorpe, the former school of guitarist Josh.

In February, their single ‘Escapade’ reached number 45 on the Official UK Singles Chart. The band formed after Josh and Andy moved in next door to Kiaran and Brandon’s grandparents.

The Sherlocks perform at Wath Comprehensive School on 3 November 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

The Sherlocks perform at Wath Comprehensive School on 3 November 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.