VIDEO: The Sherlocks turn South Yorkshire terraced house into tourist hit

South Yorkshire's Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks play the world's biggest music festival in Texas this week after turning a local terraced house into an unlikely tourist attraction.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 15:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 15:36 pm

Number 11 Chapel Street in Bolton Upon Dearne features on the front of their new single Last Night.

Fans are already turning up for selfies outside the house which is now becoming an unlikely tourist attraction in The Sherlocks' home village.

And before heading to the airport the high-flying band turned up with a special signed copy to thank stunned home owners Julie Coxhead, aged 49, partner Richard Cannings, 47, and her son, Callum, 17.

The quartet - singer songwriter Kiaran, his brother and drummer Brandon, guitarist Josh Davidson and his brother and bassist Andy - called before jetting to the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.

Home owner Julie said: "They're such a lovely set of lads. My son went to school with Andy. They asked if they could use our house for the front of their single and they brought an actor friend to sit on the wall. Of course we said yes.

"You never know. It might put the price of our house up. We've ben here 17 years and we've never had another rock band ask if they can shoot their single cover outside.

The Sherlocks Josh, Kiaran, Brandon and Andy with home owners Julie Coxhead and Richard Cannings. Photo: Glenn Ashley

"We're getting married next year. I'd like them to play at our wedding but I don't think we could afford them now."

Top South Yorkshire music photographer Glenn Ashley, a close friend of the high flying band, was asked to shoot the cover for the single, which is about the morning after the night before, keeping your head down after getting into scrapes.

Glenn said: "I'm not surprised the house is getting all this attention. The country is going Sherlocks crazy. It's great to see them now off to play America."

Josh said:"We just wanted a stereotypical South Yorkshire house. We all grew up in these sort of houses. We didn't want it to be one of our homes, just a neutral place. But it fit so we went for it.

Last Night by The Sherlocks

"The single is already on the BBC Introducing playlist on Radio 1. We're absolutely gobsmacked. You get daytime radio, guaranteed a certain amount of plays. It's just blown us all away to be honest."

BBC DJs Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and Jo Whiley chose them to represent the best in new British music at SXSW.

Brandon said thy hope o do a Facetime live video stream backstage for fans - at facebook.com/TheSherlocksOfficial - before their appearance at SXSW, which will se them perform around 4am GMT on Wednesday, March 16.

explained: "We're off to the US to play in Austin, Texas, at the biggest music festival in the world. BBC Introducing has sent us over. We are one of a few elected acts to get picked, as incredible as it is.

The Sherlocks outside 11 Chapel Street, Bolton On Dearne - which features on cover sleeve of new single Last Night. Photo: Glenn Ashley.

"We're playing on Wednesday - March 16 - and The Latitude 30 is the venue. I'm sure we'll go live on Facebook before we go on stage and share it with everyone."

The hard working quartet, now all full time band members, have played over 700 gigs. They have just completed their first UK headline tour, selling out most venues and return to play The Leadmill on Friday, June 3 - after recently becoming the first unsigned local band to sell out the venue since the Arctic Monkeys.

Andy said: "We did 23 dates on our UK tour and it was absolutely fantastic to see most of the dates selling out.

"We've done shows in cities like Bath and Brighton, where we've never played before. And we managed to pull in fantastic crowds down there.".

Also joining BBC Introducing at SXSW are indie rockers Estrons, new artists Isaac Gracie, Billie Martin and Frances. Viola Beach, the Warrington band who died in a car accident in Sweden, were also part of the original line-up.

The Sherlocks Josh, Kiaran, Brandon and Andy with home owners Julie Coxhead and Richard Cannings. Photo: Glenn Ashley
Last Night by The Sherlocks
The Sherlocks outside 11 Chapel Street, Bolton On Dearne - which features on cover sleeve of new single Last Night. Photo: Glenn Ashley.