Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun

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Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun is a Folk/Punk band[1] from Cheltenham, England.[2] The band released their debut album 'Atlases' in June 2010[3] on istartedthefire records. The album was recorded at Steve Winwood's Wincraft Studios and produced by MPG Engineer of the year and double Grammy Award nominated producer James Towler.[4] Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun signed to Xtra Mile Recordings in December 2011.[5] They released their second album, 'Death', produced by Peter Miles[6] on Xtra Mile in April 2012.[7][8]

In 2012 Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun played sets at festivals around the world as well as two UK headline tours.[9] The band has played alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Frank Turner, Dry the River, Johnny Flynn, Alessi’s Ark and Pete Doherty,[10] with Jim rounding off 2012 opening for friend, fan[11] and label mate Frank Turner on his UK and Ireland headline tour in November/December. February 2013 saw the band playing a huge 5-week headline tour of the UK. This was followed by appearances at South by Southwest and a short European tour. They played a number of UK/EU summer festivals in 2013.[12]

Solemn Sun[edit]

In July 2014, the band announced they would be returning under the name of "Solemn Sun" and a change in musical style.[13] Jim Lockey played a selection of the Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun's former works for what he claimed to be the last ever time[14] in an acoustic set at Two Thousand Trees Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun Biography". last.fm. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun Biography". Contact Music. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "iTunes Preview - Atlases". iTunes. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun - Atlases". istartedthefire records. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Introducing Xtra Mile Recording’s Newest Signings... Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun". Xtra Mile Recordings website. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Artists - Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun". Xtra Mile Recordings website. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "JIM LOCKEY & THE SOLEMN SUN – DEATH". Punktastic. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Morris, Stephen. "Stephen Morris reviews Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun". BBC. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "SXSW Schedule - Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun". South By South West. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun Biography". last.fm. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Band Crush - Frank Turner On Jim Lockey And The Solemn Sun". NME Online. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "SXSW Schedule - Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun". South By South West. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "JIM LOCKEY AND THE SOLEMN SUN ARE NOW JUST SOLEMN SUN". Rock Sound. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Jim Lockey & Solemn Sun's final set at 2000 Trees is the perfect way to close the Friday". eFestivals. Retrieved 22 July 2014.