Sunday, 20 October 2013

JIM LOCKEY AND THE SOLEMN SUN - SINGLE REVIEW

Jim Lockey And The Solemn Sun - Wilderness Of A Wild Youth (Xtra Mile Recordings) 
Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun - Wilderness Of A Wild Youth

Release Date: 21st October 2013

This new single by Cheltenham four piece Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun is absolutely dripping in influences old and new which speaks volumes for the open eared attitude of the band. For a song that lasts less than three minutes, 'Wilderness Of A Wild Youth' contains elements of Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, Biffy Clyro and Del Amitri as well as label mates Crazy Arm and Frank Turner. You can see from that list that Jim et al aren't likely to be pumping out bass heavey euro disco but are instead firmly rooted in the folk rock genre full of big guitars, impassioned choruses and a relentless, pounding rhythm. B-side 'Forefathers' is a raw but lilting acoustic rile against whatever it is you want to rile against. Xtra Mile Recordings seem to gathering a great crop of musicians who not only have something important to say but have a wonderful way of saying it - I for one thoroughly approve.


Live Dates:
27 October - The Cookie Jar, Leicester

16th November - Alexandra Palace, London (Vans Warped Tour)

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