Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Smog, Cat Power, Elliott Smith, Waxahatchee, PJ Harvey, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen


band members

Jess Locke, Chris Rawsthorne & James Morris


Influences

Cat Power, Smog, Elliott Smith, Mirah, Aimee Mann, Machine Translations, Dick Diver, Boomgates, Gillian Welch, Wilco, PJ Harvey, St Vincent, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nirvana


Website

jesslocke.com

Bio

Melbourne artist Jess Locke is known for penning indie pop tracks that are at times subtle and full of melancholy, at times delivered with an acerbic tongue, but always steeped heavily in narrative. New offering in ‘Fool’ is simple and raw, seeking to partner dirty grunge guitars, a fuzzy lead, gritty vocals and a punchy rhythm section. With the new track comes the announcement that Locke has inked a deal with cherished Melbourne label Dot Dash, of which artists such as Gena Rose Bruce, Methyl Ethel and Donny Benét call home.

‘Fool’ was recorded with the help of band mates James Morris and Chris Rawsthorne, along with producer Rob Muinos (Saskwatch, Julia Jacklin) and mastered by John Davis at Metropolis in the UK (Lana Del Ray, The Killers, Gorillaz).

It's been a patient wait for new music from the admired songwriter, ‘Fool’ follows on from 2018’s 7” My Body Is An Ecosystem / Nothing At All and 2017 LP Universe which debuted at #18 on the AIR Independent Label Album Chart, scored triple j Feature Album, landed in the Australian Music Prize nominations list and at #20 in Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2017.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

03 Aug 2020

Triple J
45

Really love the surge from you here Jess. The songwriting is warm and has that same endearing charm you get from acts like Ali Barter and Courtney Barnett.

Really love the surge from you here Jess. The songwriting is warm and has that same endearing charm you get from acts like Ali Barter and Courtney Barnett.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

27 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

absence makes the heart grow fonder and with a few years between jess' album 'universe' and this new one, i'm not surprised it's filling plenty of hearts on first go.

absence makes the heart grow fonder and with a few years between jess' album 'universe' and this new one, i'm not surprised it's filling plenty of hearts on first go.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

24 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

My favourite of your songs yet and I already loved your work. Can't pick my favourite bit about this: guitar sounds, catchy melody, the delivery... thankfully I don't have to.

My favourite of your songs yet and I already loved your work. Can't pick my favourite bit about this: guitar sounds, catchy melody, the delivery... thankfully I don't have to.