London based skeletal folk band, LOCKS are back with a brand-new song, NOLA, out today
NOLA is about lies upon lies upon lies. What’s hiding behind the picket fence? What’s under the bed? What’s buried out in the back yard? It’s a song that rattles with secrets and angst, all wrapped up in LOCKS trademark mix of folk, blues, rock and gothic cabaret.
“I have a bit of an obsession with houses and the idea that they can be a living breathing entity that has memories attached to them, so in this track the house is something that potentially represents the memory of something or someone” L.Geary-Griffin explains. “No one really knows what goes on inside someone else's house let alone their head.”
Made up of L.Geary-Griffin (lead vocal / guitar), Mike Byrne (double bass), Marian McClenaghan (fiddle) and Andy Marvell (drums), LOCKS are London’s foremost purveyors of gothic, spectral folk and blues. An unholy mix of Tom Waits, Kate Bush and the Pogues with songs that sound like they’ve emerged straight from the city’s shadowy underbelly.
Like many bands, LOCKS did not have the easiest lockdown as live music disappeared and the band had to put everything on hold. However, their shared love of music and their determination to get their stories out into the world has led to them rising from the proverbial grave, like one of the skeletons on the cover of their acclaimed debut.
NOLA is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming EP Tall Tales, recorded at by Alex McGown at Space Eko East recording studio (Urban Voodoo Machine, Future Shape of Sound, Captain Future, Jim Jones & The Righteous Minds).
Tall Tales was written before/during covid and recorded throughout lockdown, a short 4 track sampling of what’s to come next. The band have taken a slight side-step from murder ballads and have compiled a collection of songs revolving around a spider-web of lies, revenge, who said what, who did what and of course death.