Sheffield Students Host Virtual Concert to Support Local Venue

The effects of COVID-19 have left many live venues are struggling financially. This is sadly the case for many well-known and much-loved venues in Sheffield. Plot 22 is one of the many live entertainment spaces that has been affected and we, a group of students studying at The University of Sheffield, are doing everything we canContinue reading “Sheffield Students Host Virtual Concert to Support Local Venue”

The Importance of Virtual Events in 2020.

COVID-19 has changed the way almost all industries work, including the entertainment industry. Concerts and shows have suddenly been cancelled or postponed whilst the people who work behind the scenes have suddenly stopped working for the foreseeable future.  This had led to events being held virtually via live stream and charities being formed to helpContinue reading “The Importance of Virtual Events in 2020.”

Hydeout Single Review- ‘Schooled’

Despite the obvious challenges 2020 has thrown at us, especially for the music and entertainment industry, Sheffield’s alternative rock/indie quartet, Hydeout, have finally managed to released their alt-rock, debut single!   The track begins with a sharp, isolated and almost unnerving guitar riff before the introduction of punchy drums and rolling, deep bass that brings a darker feel, immediately driving the track’s primaryContinue reading “Hydeout Single Review- ‘Schooled’”

Introducing: Hydeout

Hydeout is a new, up and coming alt-rock/indie band originally formed last year by lead singer, lyricist and rhythm guitarist Joel and drummer Sam, after they met at Sheffield Hallam University. They were later joined by bassist Adam and most recently, lead guitarist Ellie. Despite Covid’s best efforts, lockdown hasn’t stopped the band from continuingContinue reading “Introducing: Hydeout”

Concrete Armbands EP Review – ‘I Don’t Like People Who Think They’re Above Everyone Else’

After forming three years ago, this Sheffield-based quartet is no stranger to the local music scene, and following the release of numerous singles, a debut EP and its remix, alongside an array of gigs across the city, the boys are back with a shiny new EP! Kicking off this exhilarating release is the intriguing andContinue reading “Concrete Armbands EP Review – ‘I Don’t Like People Who Think They’re Above Everyone Else’”

Introducing: Concrete Armbands

Covid-19 might have brought the live music industry to a grinding halt, but that hasn’t stopped one local band making the best of their time in lockdown. We caught up with Sheffield-based alternative rock quartet, Concrete Armbands, to hear about their success, the impact of Covid-19 and their upcoming EP.   Tell us a bitContinue reading “Introducing: Concrete Armbands”

Line-up Announced For New Sheffield Festival.

This year has seen live music and the arts devastated by Coronavirus; with events cancelled and venues struggling to stay afloat, it’s safe to say that Sheffield’s live music scene has really taken a hit this year. However, there’s hope on the horizon. Futuresound and Somewhere Events have teamed up to bring food, drink andContinue reading “Line-up Announced For New Sheffield Festival.”

Introducing: Crossfire Eagles

The impacts of Covid-19 have hit the music industry hard: venues closing, tours cancelled, album releases postponed. We caught up with bassist, William Simister, from South Yorkshire based band, Crossfire Eagles to see how lockdown has impacted the groups plans.  What have you guys been up to for the past few months?  We’ve had aContinue reading “Introducing: Crossfire Eagles”

The Leadmill Beyond Lockdown

With the reopening of music venues creeping ever closer, we spoke to Sam, a Live Promoter at the Leadmill to hear how one of Sheffield’s most popular music venues has weathered the storm of Coronavirus and what the future of nights out and live music could look like. How has lockdown been for the LeadmillContinue reading “The Leadmill Beyond Lockdown”