Exclusive Artist Diary with ... DEAD LIKE HARRY - March 9, 2009
“By returning to Sheffield and to Cherry Street, we had begun a whole new journey.”The industrial heart of England’s ‘Steel City’ may have been broken and abandoned long ago, but Sheffield is now re-emerging once again as an industry powerhouse, only this time in music. Pulp, Richard Hawley and Arctic Monkeys have recently led the way, and now it’s the turn of exciting young hopefuls Dead Like Harry to fire up the city’s musical furnace.
True to their home city’s working class soul and music heritage, the recent Artist of the Week pride themselves on their honest, from the heart storytelling, and their inspiring rock and pop sound is enriched by touches of blues, country and folk.
Currently at hard work on recording their new album with esteemed Sheffield producer Alan Smyth, songwriting brothers Sam and Matt Taylor spare a few precious moments to pen an exclusive Artist Diary for HitQuarters. Studio time, career aspirations and the highs and lows of their musical journey to date are all included, as are their dramatic encounters with the dreaded ‘bag of death’.
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