I went to sleep last night thinking about vinyl and woke up thinking about it. Records and music are consuming my life and don't even get me started on tapes and CDs. My room is now starting to resemble one of those top-to-bottom record shops you get in most seaside towns.
That little paragraph leads me nicely onto this review. Devon sludge three-piece Lockersludge sent me their latest mini-album Drawing Lessons on CD a while ago and after already reviewing their previous release, Falling On Our Faces, I was excited to hear how they've progressed with their new line-up and new found live experience. Lockersludge are another band who are doing things right in my eyes. They're unsigned yet they've self-released all three of their records, while also managing to get plenty of exposure at both gigs and on the radio, following Drawing Lessons release.
1. Burden Of Pain
2. Guilt, Anger And Aggression
3, Drawing Lessons
4. The Beard Of Doom
5. Burn In Hell (CD only bonus track)
Lockersludge instantly slam into Drawing Lessons, with album opener Burden Of Pain. The live recording provides and earthly, organic sound. There’s plenty of riffs from Andy Lockyer, grooving bass from Brew and Mark Lockyer’s vocal/drum combo provide plenty of muscle. They’ve still got the sludge/hardcore sound that previous album Falling On Our Faces introduced me to.
You can stream Drawing Lessons (minus the bonus track) here:-
You can purchase Drawing Lessons as either a name-your-price download or on CD from the band's bandcamp page above.
Lockersludge Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Lockersludge