High Hazels

Sheffield quartet High Hazels deliver a soft, and dreamy sound which echoes that of fellow Sheffield band The Crookes as well as The Heartbreaks and could hold comparison with The Smiths.

Prior to releasing their self titled debut album on the 27th October, the group of childhood friends had brought out the four track EP, ‘In The Half Light’ on 10” vinyl. To coincide with their main stage performance at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival they announced track, 'Misbehave' to be the first single from the then pending album,

Having seen High Hazels at Tramlines, I can say their sound is very rich in tone, with gentle vocals dancing around melodic guitar lines to great effect, there is no doubt that this will sound incredible as they play smaller indoor venues on their current UK tour. This pristine sound could be seen to be down to the band spending two years honing their craft in practice rooms until they were happy with a set of songs they had written.


Continuing the tradition of talented lyricists from Sheffield, High Hazels portray honesty and reality in their songs, sporting inspiration of growing up together in the same suburb. There is no doubt that High Hazels are a talented outfit, who have so much more to give, be sure to keep an eye out for them in the future.

Words by Freddie Wells

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