YORKSHIRE indie stars The Sherlocks return to the south coast [next] [this] week on their first tour since their album became the most successful debut by a British band for more than a year.

Frontman Kiaran Crook, his brother and drummer Brandon, lead guitarist Josh Davidson and his brother and bassist Andy play The 1865 in Southampton on Thursday 21 September, a month after hearing that Live For The Moment had entered at number six in the official chart.

Shows in the north have already sold out, including huge venues in Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield.

The Sherlocks are veterans of more than a thousand gigs, including supporting The Libertines at the BIC last year which the band say was their favourite show of three with the iconic band.

Now songwriter Kiaran, 21, says they’re looking forward to playing their first post album tour and heading south again.

“We’ve stepped everything up for what will be our biggest venue tour so far and with Live For The Moment now released it means everyone can know all our songs, not just the singles. Hopefully everyone we met in Bournemouth last time can make it over to Southampton.”

The band of brothers’ first album includes the ominous urgency of opening track Will You Be There? and bouncing singles Escapade and Last Night. There’s also songs packed with harmonies and bold arrangements like Was It Really Worth It? and Candlelight, which, along with ballad Turn The Clock, has a string section.

The Radio One favourites are not afraid to experiment with new sounds as Kiaran explained.

“With our producer Gavin Monaghan at Rockfield Studios, we flipped an old song Motions on its head. What was a frantic three minute burst now has a deeper country, rockabilly vibe and it’s quickly become one of our favourite album tracks.”

The Sherlocks’ rise may seem swift to newcomers, but it’s been a long journey for the lads as Brandon explained.

“As an unsigned band we climbed every step of the ladder from our garage and local pub to all the small touring venues across Britain, playing most of them several times. Some bands get an industry push off the back of one single, but we’ve been grafting at this for years.

“Now, after seven years, we’ve released our debut album and are playing our biggest venue tour so far, but we’ve done a long apprenticeship to get here.”

The Sherlocks play The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton with support from Costellos and Eyes To The Skies. Tickets £12. More at thesherlocksmusic.co.uk.