LOCKS, the England based gothic-blues quartet, revealed a new track from their forthcoming LP Skeletal Blues an hour or so ago.
Ripper, which is also the B-side of the two track plus one remix single Bodies that is set for release on the 13th, discovers LOCKS in more jaunty mood than music of theirs previously featured. Although still of sultry visage, Ripper, akin to the two versions of Bodies on the single, though to a lesser extent, slides in a more celtic-folk influence that has been heard before.
The England based Gothic-blues quartet LOCKS are recording new material for their forthcoming début LP.
Although only having featured once, over a year ago, immediately on hitting play in the first song to be revealed from the LP, which appeared on the 13th – Skin – the listener is reminded of their signature sound of a trotting double-bass around which the compositions cast their spell.
If anything LOCKS have become even more morose in Skin with bells appearing as though chiming across a cemetery at a funeral. Whilst the mesmerising vocal is given space and presence the engaging twist to the song being the fiddle afforded greater prominence and gradually building its influence through the just over four minutes duration adding a distinctive celtic reference to the track, which given the duality of Irish and English members of the band is to be welcomed and unsurprising.
The England based gothic-blues outfit LOCKS are set to release their début EP Rattle Them Bones on the 21st.
An apology is due as this has been sitting in my in-box since last week.
Whilst centred around the trio of Locks Geary-Griffin (Vocals / Guitars), Mike Byrne (Double Bass) and Marian McClenaghan (Fiddle) and as a longer stay reader will know a double-bass is likely to catch my attention – I give particular note to the guest drummer Aletta Dina as to me this is the defining sound of a track that just needs to be put on constant loop.