From left, brothers Josh Davidson, Kiaran Crook, Brandon Crook and Andy Davidson are The Sherlocks. (Courtesy photo)

The Sherlocks live for the moment

Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher once observed that there are only two ways out of dreary small-town existence for British lads: You play soccer or form a band. Sheffield quartet The Sherlocks did both. Its two sets of brothers — vocalist Kiaran Crook and drummer Brandon Crook, and guitarist Josh Davidson and bassist Andy Davidson — met as teens on the local soccer field before producing 2017’s chiming, punk-infused debut “Live for the Moment.” “Josh and Andy moved really close to where me and Brandon lived, and we just started playing football together,” says Kiaran, 22, who still lives at home with his folks. “Then we all got instruments and one day just started jamming.”

Oasis. The Kinks. The Black Crowes. Surely you were aware of the bad juju in brotherly bands.

Well, I know what can happen. But we’re not doing so bad. We’re pretty sound. And we’ve had rare arguments, but 99 percent of the time everything works out well. By now, we’ve learned how to handle it, and we only argue about stupid stuff, like the music itself, when I want to go a certain way but Brandon wants to do something else entirely on drums.

Your parents didn’t worry that you guys would get into it, traveling constantly in a cramped tour van?

Actually, our parents always encouraged us. Always. My mom works at a bank, and my dad comes out on the road with us as our manager. And he’s also in charge of our guitars, so he accompanies us on tour and does these kinds of things. He’s sitting right next to me right now. But with him, everything just gets organized a lot better. And it’s a good laugh, having my dad around.

Post-soccer, when did you realize you’d written your first song?

It was quite a while ago, but the one that sticks in my mind is “Chasing Shadows,” which is also on the album. That one was pretty good, even though we had just started. And it didn’t take long at all to do — it was only three chords. And we were already playing gigs at the time, so we’d write the odd tune and stick it in the set, trying to build our set up. And before we knew it, it was time for an album.

You’ve already been opening for Liam Gallagher himself. Did he give you any advice?

He’s just a great down to earth bloke. The main thing he told us was just to enjoy it. And I think a lot of bands forget to that because they’re getting so stressed out. So we certainly try and enjoy all of it.


The Sherlocks
Where: Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.
When: 9 p.m. April 26
Tickets: $12
Contact: (415) 800-8782, www.ticketweb.comAndy DavidsonBrandon CrookJosh DavidsonKiaran CrookLive for the MomentPop MusicSheffieldSherlocks

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