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MP3 of the Day #344: Locksley

By on Friday, 27th May 2011 at 10:00 am

Whoa oh-oh. So last weekend we were waiting for the end to come via the rapture. Forget all that: this is the real Rapture. Rather the Rapture’s Gabriel Andruzzi has taken a track by Locksley (a band I was stumping for in late 2009) and completely changed the vibe. ‘The Whip’ in its original, non-Rapture form will appear on the band’s self-titled debut album, due out on 12 July in the States. (So if you like Locksley’s sound but don’t like this remix for some reason, not to worry.)


Bands to Watch #149: Locksley

By on Friday, 18th December 2009 at 12:00 pm

Steve Lamacq has been going on about the throwback sound of Sunderland’s Frankie and the Heartstrings and their current single ‘Hunger’, recalling a simpler time in rock ‘n’ roll’s history. The other day I was flipping channels on the telly and heard something that I thought was Frankie and co. But no, it just so happens that it was – gasp! – an American band from New York City by way of chilly Madison, Wisconsin.

The sound of the band in question, Locksley, has been compared to the early tinklings of what us Americans call the British Invasion – think of the sweet sounds of the Kinks, the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, etc., and you’ve got the general idea. The band’s name, Locksley, was taken from the presumed English village of Robin Hood’s birth, so they must be serious on the “I love British music” front.

Watch the humourous video for ‘Darling It’s True’ below. With its happy chappy clapping reminiscent of the Dave Clark Five, it’s really a lot of fun. Singer Jesse Laz even sports a haircut that makes him look like a young Ray Davies. The single is available now as a digital download on iTunes or on 7″ vinyl.


Locksley’s third album, ‘Be in Love’, will be released in America on 26 January 2010.


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