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

merdonna

24 Jun 2011

50

I caught 'em in the act at the Winter Magic Festival, they are even better live! totally love these fellas. I play them on my community radio show, love the sound, the lyrics, the ideals. i rate them more than 5 stars, they are a universe, to me.

I caught 'em in the act at the Winter Magic Festival, they are even better live! totally love these fellas. I play them on my community radio show, love the sound, the lyrics, the ideals. i rate them more than 5 stars, they are a universe, to me.

Review

Who's Got a Padlock and Chain?

The Lurkers

patstuc

01 Jul 2011

50

This is what we need. Fire us up into action. Go The Lurkers

This is what we need. Fire us up into action. Go The Lurkers

Review

Who's Got a Padlock and Chain?

The Lurkers

goldrosa

20 Jul 2011

50

i need more stars! padlock inspires courage in world that's getting effed over! something you don't hear everyday. i reckon everyone needs a little bit of this, open up their eyes. cute bass player too.

i need more stars! padlock inspires courage in world that's getting effed over! something you don't hear everyday. i reckon everyone needs a little bit of this, open up their eyes. cute bass player too.