Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

CW Stoneking, Old Crow Medicine Show, Paul kelly


band members

Pretty Boy Floyd - Guitar & vocals, Desert Rat Shorty - Banjo & vocals, Rocky Mountain Slim - Fiddle & vocals, Weary Hobo - Doublebass, mandolin & vocals (ex-member)


Influences

The Pogues, leadbelly, Michael Franti


Bio

Punk bluegrass ratbags The Lurkers met at a friend's backyard climate festival in Dural and played their first shows at The Sly Fox, Enmore. They released their first album in '09 before gigging in Germany and protesting outside the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, DK. They've played to packed houses across the south-east of this country from Woodford Folk Festival to the back of a semi-trailer in Hazelwood, VIC. In late '11 they released their full-length album 'Padlock and Chain' recorded with Dave Sparks at Pirate Studios in Bega, NSW. These days they split their time between looking after mini-Lurker babies and playing local gigs and protests around Sydney.

Review

Review of Mining Man by The Lurkers The Yo-Yo Bar

13 Nov 2017

50

We have had The Lurkers at a YoYo Venue!! Great band... can rate them 5/5

We have had The Lurkers at a YoYo Venue!! Great band... can rate them 5/5

Review

Review of Post post feminist revolution by The Lurkers The Yo-Yo Bar

13 Nov 2017

50

We have had The Lurkers at a YoYo Venue!! Great band... can rate them 5/5

We have had The Lurkers at a YoYo Venue!! Great band... can rate them 5/5

Review

Who's Got a Padlock and Chain?

The Lurkers

freydi

27 Jun 2011

40

I love this song. It's a really great version of a classic 12-bar blues that is both catchy and dealing with contemporary environmental issues that are affecting all of us. Great use of texture in the build up of layers throughout the song. The first verse as a solo A Capella is very effective at highlighting the lyrics however soon the addition of guitar and the swapping of vocalists keep...

I love this song. It's a really great version of a classic 12-bar blues that is both catchy and dealing with contemporary environmental issues that are affecting all of us. Great use of texture in the build up of layers throughout the song. The first verse as a solo A Capella is very effective at highlighting the lyrics however soon the addition of guitar and the swapping of vocalists keeps the piece varied and interesting. As always, The Lurkers impress.

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