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

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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Review

Who's Got a Padlock and Chain?

The Lurkers

50

This is a toe-tappin' tune that sticks it to the man! I can't help but sing along.

This is a toe-tappin' tune that sticks it to the man! I can't help but sing along.

Review

Who's Got a Padlock and Chain?

The Lurkers

Georgia Darcy

27 Jun 2011

40

I LOVE this band - their music is so tangibly authentic you can taste it! Padlock and Chain will become a refrain of this climate action era. Adore the banjo, adore Lurkers' political activism and music being one in the same. Devoted fan.

I LOVE this band - their music is so tangibly authentic you can taste it! Padlock and Chain will become a refrain of this climate action era. Adore the banjo, adore Lurkers' political activism and music being one in the same. Devoted fan.