Fresh from supporting punk icons The Buzzcocks on their recent UK dates, Sheffield quintet SHEAFS are pleased to announce that their debut album, A Happy Medium, will be released on 15th July 2022 via Modern Sky UK.
To celebrate the news, the band have revealed the video for theirnew single Millennial which is released on 14th April 2022 via Modern Sky UK (The Lathums, Red Rum Club, SPINN).
Commenting on the track, which continues the band’s relationship with two-time Grammy award-winning producer Adrian Bushby, SHEAFS say: “Millennial is a direct reference to our generation and the burden of trying to find success in every avenue of life. The track tries to echo the frustration that accompanies this so-called ‘pressure to succeed’.”
The band are also delighted to announce a run of May and July 2022 UK headline tour dates and an appearance at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, with further live dates TBA (see below for full listings).
SHEAFS recently announced their signing to Modern Sky UK with the release of previous single En Route Distress—a pummelling 4 minutes of post-punk mastery, which set the tone for what looks to be a very exciting year for the band.
After releasing their debut EP Vox Pop in 2020, the band scored a Next Wave on BBC Radio 1’s Indie Show with Jack Saunders. This has been followed by consistent support across major national radio stations including BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Radio X and Virgin Radio, and the band have also earned press plaudits from essential titles like DIY, Dork, Gigwise and more over the years.
SHEAFS have secured previous support slots with artists such as The Slow Readers Club (2021), Red Rum Club (2021), Squid, Idles, Greta Van Fleet, The Coral and The Amazons. They have previously played Reading Festival, Isle of Wight, Live at Leeds, Dot to Dot, Y Not Festival, Tramlines and The Great Escape.
Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for more new music to come from the Steel City quintet over the next few months.
The band perform at The Adelphi in Hull on May 3rd, The Fulford Arms in York on May 4th & Leeds Oporto on July 12th July.
Debut album A Happy Medium is released 15th July 2022 via Modern Sky UK