Sydney guitarist/singer-songwriter Evan Lock has announced his debut album Kaleidoscopic, due for release on Friday 24 May via Broken Stone Records / Remote Control Records. Today, Lock shares the first offering in new single ‘Scorpio’ – a call to arms for the disconnected.
The realisation of a life’s ambition, Kaleidoscopicexplores themes of love lost, identity dislocated, and solidarity expressed most acutely in the chorus of ‘Scorpio’, with its earnest invitation to the brokenhearted reminding us that “the lonely boys are here”. Kaleidoscopic ranges from forlorn to up-beat as Lock collects myriad genres and styles from country, folk, progressive rock, blues, latin and raga into a picturesque cluster of evocative and honest scenes.
Self-produced by Lock, Kaleidoscopicwas recorded in Sydney at Golden Retriever Studios with acclaimed engineer Simon Berkfinger (The Internet, Philly Jays, Washington) and brought to life with the help of local outfits Philly Jays’ rhythm section (Joel Beeson, Dan Williams) and The Magnetic Heads on backing vocals (JD Miller, Lucy Kaldor). The result is a tapestry of ideas and friendships born across the weatherboard and iron, the sandstone and hardwood, and the concrete, steel and glass of the city.
Lockdraws inspiration from the likes of solo troubadours Don McLean and George Harrison and is a commanding and versatile live performer. From solo acoustic countryman and lost-lover storyteller, to frontman of a three-piece jam reminiscent of the great British Invasion flag bearers, Evan Lock is a fresh, distinctive voice for 2019.
For many years the in-house guitarist for Sydney’s indie label Broken Stone Records, Evan Lockfeatured alongside artists as diverse as Kelly Dance, The Killing Words, Des Miller and The Magnetic Heads. Lock has stepped out from the shadows to release a bright and engaging debut album, Kaleidoscopicout on Friday 9 May on Broken Stone Records / Remote Control Records.