If there is one thing I love about my home city of Sheffield, it is the amount of talent that we have on offer here, especially musically, and these guys are definitely not an exception to that leading the way in creating some absolutely brilliant songs.
If you like your rock music with a true 50’s/60’s sound then these guys are the band for you. With the most authentic sound from those eras I’ve heard without actually listening to a record made back then. They have truly captured the sound and atmosphere of the era, put it on record and in turn transported you back there with them. With brilliant rock and roll tinged riffs, fast paced drums creating a tempo fast enough for you to pull your best 50’s inspired moves to, great bass lines and wonderfully, gritty vocals. Though many acts at the moment are trying to recreate that sound none have really managed it or pulled it off to the extent Roaming Son have.
The Sheffield four piece formed back in 2011 and since then have gone on to make quite a name for themselves. Having released a debut EP last year, playing 2013’s Tramlines Festival 6 times and gaining plenty of praise from some of Sheffield’s finest publications with Sheffield Scenester’s website saying they’re ‘100% Sheffield Rock’n’Roll’ and Toast Magazine stating that they are ‘one of THE best bands in Sheffield right now. Fact.’ High praise indeed but it is backed up with great songs, any hype is well and truly deserved here.
Though they fit the rock’n’roll and blues genres perfectly the band haven’t pigeon holed themselves with clear nods to the list of influences found on their Facebook page littered throughout their music. There is a complete array of sounds and eras from Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly through to AC/DC and the most modern act of the lot, The Black Keys.
With a good 2013 behind them, lots of gigging experience, a strong first release and plenty of good words said online and in print, things can only get better for the quartet in 2014. They will be playing a headline show at The Leadmill on 8th February for what is sure to be a good night. Tickets are still available to buy through Leadmill’s website
Below is a live set from Plug in 2011: