The Pinnacles are a 4 piece indie rock band based in a Sheffield. Influenced by classic bands like Stereophonics and Oasis, they bring big chorus' and catchy riffs you might associate with the likes of Blossoms and Catfish & The Bottlemen, with a hint of DMA's.
Having released their debut EP «256» in December 2017, they already have a number of headline shows under their belts, as well as performances at festivals such as Mos Fest and Tramlines. Highlights of these shows were when they played the Peace Garden's stage in front of 3000 people and when they returned to gigging after 9 months and some time in the studio to headline Café Totem, which sold out in a matter of hours.
Currently, the band are in the studio again working on new material which they hope to showcase in their gigs to come and release before the summer is out.
Bright young guitar band Artella, formed in June 2017, consists of guitarist and singer Chris Pickford, guitarist Joe Desmond, bass player Corey Cattell and hard-hitting drummer Arron Appleyard all hailing from South Yorkshire. Their sound is a combination of the writing styles of Oasis, Blink 182 and DMAs, which creates a spark giving a mixture of heavy guitars and catchy choruses, that come together and really pack a punch. Along with these, the band are influenced by many more acts, including the Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen and the Jam. When it comes to writing the songs Chris & Joe take their influence from the likes of Dave Grohl, Mark Hoppus & Tom DeLonge, Noel Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft and Paul Weller to name but a few, which is where Artella’s hard-hitting choruses stem from. Two hits that the band have written ‘What Are You Waiting For?’ & ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ have both been played on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Introducing show, with presenter Christian Carlisle heavily praising them both. ‘What Are You Waiting For?’ has also been played during club nights in The Leadmill on several occasions, with positive feedback coming from DJs and club-goers, alike. Within the band’s first two months of gigging life, they played shows across the north, including two hometown headline shows which were both very close to selling out. Now that the ball is fully rolling for the young, South Yorkshire lads they have impressed a lot of people including many new fans, promoters and radio presenters. Aggressive Management, who booked Artella for their Tramlines 2018 Stage at Crystal, described them as “Loud, Proud and in your face tunes. Think Oasis, Stone Roses, The Verve, Libertines etc all wrapped up in the finest Sheffield attitude”. Christian Carlisle of BBC Radio Sheffield said that they are a “Fantastic Indie Rock n Roll Band” also saying their music has “A lot of lad-rock swagger about it”. Recently the band have been in the rehearsal studio working on how they can keep their set list fresh and different for each show, as well as working on some new material which is likely to appear in the near future.
Sheffield four-piece Blue Elephant send their sunshine grunge wavelengths across the audience hard and fast, with a new take on fuzzy alternative rock.