As loud as the inbox calls, I have just enough time now to bring you a track from a Sheffield band I found (or who found me) on Facebook, and who are “always of the belief that you should be absolutely amazing or bloody awful”, a sentiment we heartily applaud. There’s little point being half-assed about anything, frankly, because that field is already very crowded. The Recordists met and formed in 2013, and are gearing up to release their first album. The Pageant was released in November 2014, and will give you a good idea of what they’re about: namely, loudness, riffs and vocals that occasionally sound like Gary Jarman doing an impression of a young Robyn Hitchcock. Or vice versa.

The Recordists are…

Mark Fletcher – Voice

Chris Jones – Lead

Joel Hughes – Bass

Dan Harris – Drums