Sydney’s favourite fuzz faced retro-positive rock band, The Lockhearts, have announced the commencement of presales for their long-awaited debut full-length album Americana Doom Fuzz, due for release on Friday, 13 April and available on CD, vinyl and digital.
Fronted by Tim Meaco (Vocals/guitar), with Jameel Majam (Bass), Samuel Sheumack (Guitar) and Steve “Woodie” Woodward (Drums), The Lockhearts formed in Sydney’s inner west over a shared love of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and hot sauce. They began crafting their signature bell-bottom swagger and delivering explosive performances over an 18-month residency, which began at Sydney’s Brighton Up Bar.
The independent release of their 2015 double EP Tales From The Sea and national tour that followed saw The Lockhearts spend the better part of the year living like gypsies out of the affectionately dubbed “Jean Claude Band Van”. After returning home to a further string of sold out shows and homegrown mini-festivals of their own inception, it was high time for some new material so the boys holed up into the band house and started writing.
Following the sell-out success of their madness-fuelled “Old Mate’s Block Party” at The Factory (Sydney), the band caught the eye of Golden Robot Records and after bonding over vintage Trans Ams and Led Zeppelin 8-tracks to match, the band signed a worldwide recording deal.
With the expertise and guidance of producers Jon Boy Rock and Mo Mayhem, preproduction for Americana Doom Fuzz got fiercely underway, whittling down the repertoire to 11 songs and preparing the band to hit Music Feeds studio to start tracking their debut album.
Between recording drums in the stairwell, blowing up vintage amplifiers and selective live tracking to capture the band’s onstage energy, Americana Doom Fuzz harks back to a golden fertile era when studio exploration/experimentation was young, and embodies The Lockhearts “keep it loose, keep it tight” approach to moody, guitar-driven songwriting.
With a tour announcement imminent, fans can now pre-order Americana Doom Fuzz via the SFR Store (signed CDs & white Vinyl), JB Hi-Fi, Sanity, iTunes, GooglePlay and more! Out 13 April.