Up and coming: Dead Like Harry

SOUNDS serious – who's Harry?Apparently, he is – or was – guitarist John Redgrave's eccentric uncle. The young sextet named in his honour were formed in 2007 by brothers Matt and Sam Taylor, veterans of the Sheffield pub circuit, who have now graduated to supporting Scouting For Girls, playing at last year's Glastonbury Festival as part of their Emerging Talent competition – and serenading a fan's girlfriend for £20.

They drive a hard bargain then…

They paid Arctic Monkeys/Richard Hawley producer Alan Smyth in kind for his services on their forthcoming debut album Know The Joy Of Good Living – by helping him renovate his studio first.

What do they sound like?

Rootsy pop/rock with boy/girl vocal dynamic, courtesy of co-vocalist Alice Faraday, who contributes to the overall Deacon Blue vibe. Their influences include Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend and red wine and extend to "Runrig" and "Scotland".

What others are saying:

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"A well-crafted, grown-up and thoroughly enjoyable strain of pop" – The Times

"The Steel City's answer to Fleetwood Mac" – Sandman Magazine

Where can I hear more? www.myspace.com/deadlikeharrymusic

• Dead Like Harry play Fat Sam's, Dundee, 20 February and Capitol, Glasgow, 21 February. Know The Joy Of Good Living is released digitally on 15 February, with physical copies available from www.deadlikeharry.co.uk