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 Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

15 Jan 2021

Triple J
45

A slow dance with heartache. Painfully beautiful.

A slow dance with heartache. Painfully beautiful.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

moving on is never easy and jess captures that heartache beautifully while still giving us a sense of resolve. this album in march is gonna be a good'un.

moving on is never easy and jess captures that heartache beautifully while still giving us a sense of resolve. this album in march is gonna be a good'un.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

13 Jan 2021

Triple J
45

Put this song in your staring out the window or into a fire playlist, because this song will bring things up inside you that you didn't even know were there.

Put this song in your staring out the window or into a fire playlist, because this song will bring things up inside you that you didn't even know were there.