Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Smog, Cat Power, Elliott Smith, Sharon Van Etten, Waxahatchee, PJ Harvey


band members

Jess Locke


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


Bio

Jess Locke has been known to make people waltz, cry and fall asleep. While the obvious comparisons have frequently been made with Cat Power, Laura Marling and Elliott Smith, these artists are a point of departure for her, rather than an end to be matched. Stylistically, Locke's work could be called folk, anti-folk, pop, indie, acoustic or lo-fi. However, it's her skill as a songwriter and her understated yet intense live performance that makes her a notable artist. Both lyrically and sonically, Locke oscillates between feelings of fundamental loneliness and humble connectivity, between sublime and mundane pleasures, between big words and profanity.

Her new album, Words That Seem To Slip Away is out now through www.jesslocke.bandcamp.com

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

16 Jun 2016

Triple J
45

Up there with my favourites of this year. Wonderful.

Up there with my favourites of this year. Wonderful.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

10 Jun 2016

Triple J
40

The simple melody of the song allows Jess's lyrics to shine through and draw you in.

The simple melody of the song allows Jess's lyrics to shine through and draw you in.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

05 Feb 2015

Triple J
35

Delicate and introspective, and you really wear it well. Maybe you could bring that chorus in earlier? It's the strongest part of the song I think, and 1:40 is a precarious amount of time to wait before you bring it in. I'm a big fan of you!

Delicate and introspective, and you really wear it well. Maybe you could bring that chorus in earlier? It's the strongest part of the song I think, and 1:40 is a precarious amount of time to wait before you bring it in. I'm a big fan of you!