Sydney rock quartet The Lockhearts debut music video for track ‘Freakshow’ is now on MTV on heavy rotation, peaking at #2 on the MTV Hits Charts (Oz). The band have been signed to Sunday Morning Records and are planning on releasing new music every few months as well as touring extensively. Keep an eye out for this band in 2014! If Rock and Roll is your thing you are sure to like The Lockhearts – Check them out….
The chemistry of The Lockhearts was born when Singer/Founder Tim Meaco joined forces with Guitarist/Long-time friend Age Vella in 2012. Tim had parted ways with his previous band, in which he originally came up with moniker, when his writing style developed to a more melody focused, vocally driven mod rock sound, and his ambition continued to grow. “I dream big. I needed to find a band who could dream equally as big”.
With the addition of the sought after Age Vella on lead guitar, the pair began searching for a rhythm section and were soon joined by Jameel Majam on bass after asking him to “fill in” for ‘just one show’. “He just kept coming back to rehearsals,” and around this time the band began meeting with current manager Chris Johns of Sunday morning records. Shortly after, Brenton James joined on drums through a series of auditions and the line-up was complete.
Now complete, the newly formed Sydney rock band dove right into rehearsing the back catalogue and writing a lot of new songs, with an amazing new chemistry the band’s sound began to form, set and grow.
Taking inspiration from legends such as Queen, The Clash, Foo Fighters, The Killers and more, The Lockhearts combine a diverse array of influences into their own unique sound with a volatile live energy.
After hitting the recording studio at the start of the year, the band filmed their debut music video with Feature Film Director Tanzeal Rahim, which received astounding support from MTV; high rotation throughout November peaking at number 2 on the MTV hits charts.
Since then they’ve been playing a non-stop residency at Ziggy Pop – Spectrum on Oxford St. every Tuesday night since April – 9 months strong now, honing their live craft and attracting a loyal fanbase of Sydney punters.
2013 has been a whirlwind year for The Lockhearts, and it’s only just beginning – with their first single set for release in the New Year, the future looks bright for this 4 piece from Sydney.