“Let It Ride,” the new single from Locksley is streaming now at NYLON (http://bit.ly/1v0Nii0). The song serves as a preview to the band’s upcoming album to be released in the new year. To celebrate, the band has confirmed a special performance highlighting all new material on October 25 at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City during this years’ CMJ Music Marathon.
Locksley made their debut with 2007’s Don’t Make Me Wait. Coming off a residency as the last house band at CBGB in its closing months, Locksley was heralded as “addictive” by MTV and chosen as one of “6 Breakout Bands to Watch” by Rolling Stone, with SPIN noting their “early punk stylings and contemporary lo-fi inflections able to win over even the most discriminate of music fans.” Furthermore, the band performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” which helped earn them tour slots with acts like Hanson, Rooney, The Hives, as backing band for Ray Davies of the Kinks, headlining the MTV Choose or Lose tour, as well as steady international headlining dates. In 2010 they followed up with Be In Love. Songs “Don’t Make Me Wait,” “She Does,” and breakout single “The Whip” have garnered over 300 syncs in movies, television, commercials, web, and sports.
Locksley is Jesse Laz (vocals, guitar), Jordan Laz (vocals, bass), Kai Kennedy (vocals, guitar) and Sam Bair (drums). The band grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and relocated to New York City, where they have remained throughout their extensive career as an entirely self-produced, self-published, self-managed and self-releasing collective.