Jim Lockey and the Solemn Suns to play Plymouth's White Rabbit
ONE of the most exciting up-and-coming bands to arrive in the city for some time will be playing the White Rabbit next week.
Jim Lockey and the Solemn Suns are a Mumfords-like alt-country punk ensemble, touted by Frank Turner as 'one of the best singer-songwriters' while BBC says of their debut album, Death, which came out last April, 'never has music been so relevant'.
Produced by Peter Miles (King Blues, Crazy Arm, Futures) the album is passionate as it is poetic, showcasing them as one of the most thrilling new bands in British music.
Drawing from the band's plethora of influences of alt-country folk and hardcore punk – there's more than a hint of Plymouth's own Crazy Arm in there – Death presents their incredible story-telling abilities from glorious spiralling album opener England's Dead to soaring Everything and the Heart to the starker Our Fathers.
Stable mates with Crazy Arm at Xtra Mile Records, the band enjoyed an incredible 2012 which, among many other things, included a live performance with Frank Turner at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an audience of around 25 million people, storming 2000trees Festival, as well as receiving praise from Radio 1's Zane Lowe for single England's Dead.
This was followed in November and December last year with a support slot for Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls on their epic sold-out UK jaunt.
Staking a claim for the hearts and minds of thinking British music lovers, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Suns hit Plymouth on February 7.