IRISH NOISE! – The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock (MySpace)
Since my upstairs neighbors insist on blaring out their mix of cheesy eighties pop, really loud techno and what ever other shit they find, Tickets There has decided it’s headphones and review time. We’re having a little difficulty typing, reading, forming thoughts, staying coherent and keeping upright today, so please bear with us.
Today’s Irish Noise takes a look at a band that actually sounds Irish (for a change). The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock (ah, they just stuck on Rhythm is a Dancer. No souls!) are a four piece traditional / folk / alt. rock group from Dublin. They’ve got one self titled album in the can and the second TT heard them we were hooked. Their songs are so layered, well written and, well, so different from any other music out there at the moment. As soon as their first song, In Country Dark starts you’ll find your hand moving towards volume control and giving it socks. Imagine Idlewild playing classic bluegrass and you’re on the right track. Great stuff!
Second and final song of their MySpace Player (note to self, buy this album), The Hare is a strange one. It’s more upbeat and faster than In Country Dark and it’s got this vocal swapping thing going on. The lads blend traditional Dublin styles with modern ones. They jump from folk story telling to doom banjo metal.
Ah sorry folks, music upstairs and hangover are driving me mental so we’ll leave it that. All in all a pretty sweet group. It’s nice to hear young Irish people updating our traditional music and making it relevant and appealing to a new generation. They’re on the list of bands Tickets There will be going to see live.
Check out their MySpace by Clicking Here