Rising Sheffield quintet SHEAFS are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Vacancy’ which is set for release on 18th May 2022 via Modern Sky UK (The Lathums, Red Rum Club, SPINN).
The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, A Happy Medium, released on 15th July 2022 via Modern Sky UK.
Commenting on the track, which continues the band’s relationship with two-time Grammy award-winning producer Adrian Bushby, SHEAFS say: “Sadly patriotic, ‘Vacancy’ describes a nationalist’s outlook and the narrow-mindedness that it often partners with. It’s a poem that reflects a stubbornness that, once established, can’t seem to be withdrawn.”
Following a recent support tour with punk icons The Buzzcocks and their own May 2022 UK headline dates, the band recently announced a run of July 2022 UK album headline tour dates and an appearance at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, with further live dates TBA (see below for full listings).
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, CLASH, 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.
The band recently announced their signing to Modern Sky UK with the release of previous singles ‘En Route Distress’ and ‘Millennial’, which set the tone for what looks to be a very exciting year for the quintet and landed support from Gemma Bradley at BBC Radio 1, DORK Magazine, YouTube Music’s New Alt Indie playlist and more.
Debut album A Happy Medium is released 15th July 2022 via Modern Sky UK
July 2022 Album Tour:
Fri 1st July – Berlin (Pure and Crafted Festival)
Tues 12th – Leeds Oporto
Wed 13th – Glasgow McChuills
Thurs 14th – Newcastle Bobiks
Sat 16th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sun 17th – Norwich Voodoo Daddys
Mon 18th – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Tues 19th – London Oslo
Wed 20th – Bristol Thekla
Fri 22nd – Manchester Night & Day
Sat 23rd July – Sheffield Tramlines Festival (T’Other Stage)