News! 'Be in Love' With Locksley
On their 2007 debut Don’t Make Me Wait, unsigned, Wisconsin natives, Locksley found success with a fresh and exciting mix of garage-pop and brit-rock. The band’s forthcoming, follow-up album finds them exploring their American musical roots with bits of Swing, 50’s Doo-Wop, 60’s Soul and early American-Punk coming together to create something uniquely and confidently their own.
Locksley returns with their new album Be In Love on January 26th, 2010. The four-piece band, brothers Jesse and Jordan Laz (rhythm guitar and bass respectively), Kai Kennedy (lead guitar) and Sam Bair (drums) are very excited about the new material.
“We’ve broadened and narrowed our outlook on this album” Jesse remarked. “We added a third vocalist and songwriter in Jordan, which was big and we were listening to and pulling from a larger variety of music than before. At the same time, we cut a lot of fat in our parts and tightened up the arrangements quite a bit so the album ends up feeling more focused than the last one, even though it’s spread out over more voices.”
Locksley just finished shooting a music video for “Darling, It’s True,” the first track to be released from Be In Love. The song will be available on all digital services beginning September 22nd. Stevie Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records will be releasing “Darling, It’s True” as the A-side of a 7” single with the B-sides being a cover of, Stax Records artist, The Del-Rios “There’s A Love” and a previously unreleased Locksley track “Talk To Me.” Van Zandt is excited about the release exclaiming, “Locksley is cool! This new single is cool! If I were you, I’d buy a jukebox to play it on.”
Locksley has achieved rare success for an unsigned act with performances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, a feature as MTV’s Artist of the Week for an unprecedented two consecutive weeks and a tour as the opener and backing band for the legendary Kinks front-man Ray Davies.
The band’s music has been heavily licensed, appearing in movies (Cloverfield, Friday the 13th, Over Her Dead Body), TV (theme song for Morning Express with Robin Meade on CNN, Cupid on ABC), numerous commercials (AT&T, Starz, Payless Shoes) and video games (RockBand features three of their songs).