Let’s be honest, everybody loves a bit of nostalgic indie rock to get rowdy to at a concert, but how often do you hear it on the radio these days? In fact, it could be argued that indie rock has become something of a tainted genre in the past few years. With an ambitious end-goal of bringing guitar music back to mainstream popularity, and competition coming from the ever-surging and shifting genres of EDM and grime, grassroots guitar bands such as SHEAFS have their work cut out for them.
Undeterred by the state of play, the band have been digging around trying to nail the winning formula, which Lawrence believes lies in communicating a clearer message and finding a balance between gritty attack and melodic hooks. Chris echoes this, hoping that their music can fill a gap in the market between the raw energy of the punk scene and the feel-good vibes of the commercial scene, stressing that they key to success is creating songs that people can have a good time to.