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Madison, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE
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"Now Hear This"


When the members of Locksley moved from Madison, Wis., to New York, they were quickly initiated into big-city life. Within two months, they were evicted from their apartment—apparently rehearsing was not exactly permitted—and after three days at their new place all their equipment was stolen. Even with the setbacks, the '60s-influenced rock four-piece has carved out its territory, thanks to a monthly residency at CBGB and a self-released five-song EP. Despite its heavy Beatles influence, Locksley hopes to transcend the revivalist tag. While the EP has as many sentimental love ballads as uptempo dance cuts, the group's live show is stuffed with more of the latter. And don't forget the coordinated outfits. "We match in order to bring back the idea of a band," singer/guitarist Jesse Laz says.

—Katie Hasty
- Billboard Magazine - June 18, 2005

"Ace of Clubs"

"Despite the Robin Hood family name, Locksley doesn't exactly give to the poor. They do, in some ways, steal from the rich, relying on pop-rock sounds from the early days of the Beatles and the Kinks during the British Invasion. This foursome, however, hails from Madison, Wis., and resides in
Brooklyn. The group released an independent debut --"Safely From The City"--last June and has a New EP on the way."
- The Daily News


Safely From the City
Locksley EP
Don't Make Me Wait
Be In Love



Locksley are one of the most successful unsigned bands of the last decade. Their critically-lauded debut album Don't Make Me Wait has sold over 60,000 copies worldwide. Their tours have ranged from high-profile headlining runs like MTV's Choose or Lose Tour to opening slots for #1 artists Hanson, indie-darlings The Rapture, punk-rockers The Hives and musical legend Ray Davies. Their songs have been featured in major commercials, as the themes for national television shows, in hit video games and in #1 movies. Be In Love, which features Locksley's first ever commercial radio single "The Whip" appears certain to build exponentially on that success.