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Top 10 Sheffield Bands of the year – 2019

2019 has been a mad old year, it had its ups and downs but one thing is for sure it has produced a lot of great music and Sheffield has been a major part of that.

1. The Reytons

What a year these lads have had! Sell out shows in Glasgow and a big hometown show at Sheffield O2 Academy. They also had a rowdy set at Tramlines festival. Releasing both ‘Wide Eyes and Halos’ and more recently ‘Retro Emporium’ the lads have had a big impact of Sheffield music scene this year and are in for a big 2020 as they go on a UK tour and play at Neighbourhood Weekender.

2. Cellar Door Moon Crow

Only releasing their debut album in November, Cellar Door Moon Crow have had an incredible year from getting signed, to supporting Airbourne on their UK tour. C.D.M.C also managed to get a few festival slots ticked off along the way such as Camden Rocks festival. 2020 looks a good year too as they are set to play at Download festival.

3. Teeff

Releasing singles such as ‘The Milkman’ and ‘Won’t You’ this year has made Teeff one to watch in 2020. The band managed to get themselves on BBC Introducing’s Hotlist and play at Live at Leeds Festival. Not content with just one slot during Tramlines Fringe they performed multiple times that weekend.

4. The Rosadocs

With festivals such as Ynot festival and Tramlines under their belt this year the Sheffield lads have had a great 2019. Bringing out singles such as ‘Oak Tree’ and ‘Concrete’ with the latter being displayed as part of RGMs local bands at HMV. 2020 looks good as they support The Sherlocks on tour and headline The Leadmill.

5. Café Aspen

Releasing both their single ‘Sign of the Times’ and a debut EP ‘Take’ this year. The band seem to be just getting started to as they finished the year with a headline show at Café Totem. The lads also took to the stage at Tramlines fringe festival.

6. Cora Pearl

These lads have had a great 2019 and have grown so much as a band. Releasing their newest single ‘What I Wouldn’t Give for Wings’ with a headlining show at Leadmill, the lads went on to support bands such as The Pale White and Bang Bang Romeo before earning themselves a place on the main stage at Tramlines festival. 

7. Children of the State

Starting the year with plays on BBC Radio 6 Music, Children of the State have used 2019 to get themselves out there with shows all over the country. Most notably, slots at Tramlines festival and Ynot festival.

8. The Levis

These young lads have a had a proper 2019. Releasing 3 singles, ‘Honey I’m Alright’, ‘Clear Skies’ and ‘Days’ and playing at the BBC Introducing stage at Ynot festival. The lads also had big shows supporting The K’s and Casey Lowry at shows around the north.

9. Dora Mars

Dropping their debut single ‘Straight Lines’ in June this year, Dora Mars have played venues all around Sheffield. It may seem like a quiet year for the lads, but you get the feeling that they are just warming up and there’s plenty to come in 2020.

10. Minds Idle

Minds Idle have brought their unique sound to whoever would let them this year with gigs in all sorts of venues across Manchester and Sheffield. Dropping their first single in October with ‘All This Time’. Looking forward to seeing what the lads have planned for 2020.