My former stomping ground of Sheffield was and probably always will be very consistent when it comes to bands. Spaces like the Audacious Art Experiment and The Lughole plus labels like Delicious Clam are brilliant examples of the grassroots passion for great DIY music the city has. Sievehead are a band spawned from this very scene, with their latest effort, Into The Blue, released on Milk Run and Evil Hoodoo Records, two labels aligned with putting out Northern DIY talent of varying intensities.
Sievehead’s latest EP brings elements of Gang Of Four and Joy Division delivered at the pace of early Dischord releases. While some aspects could come direct from ‘DC in 1982, slower moments of clarity on tracks like Hoax make this body of work feel distinctly grey, melancholic and Northern, it might just remind you a little bit of bands like Hookworms and Eagulls.
Into the Blue is fun, catchy and ready to accompany your mates next skate film. This is raw British music with a lot going on under the surface, able to effortlessly bridge the gap between punk and non-punk audiences, something you don't see all too often.