The Spook of The Thirteenth Lock
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The Spook of The Thirteenth Lock

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | INDIE

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | INDIE
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-The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock Album - Transduction Records out now via Cargo (UK) Catune (Japan) and iTunes



The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock is music from Dublin, Ireland. Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook play in the Irish folk tradition delving into the realms of psych, prog and post rock. Sometimes a single player, a folk trio or a full on psych-rock band, the Spook have a unique take on the idea of Irish folk rock, making the familiar sound innovative, the ancient new, and the local sound universal.

To date they have released a critically acclaimed self titled debut album on renowned Irish/Japanese label Transduction records and played numerous concerts around Ireland, including a performance at the Electric Picnic festival. The album has been distributed by RMG in Ireland, Cargo in the UK and by Catune in Japan.

"an album that combines vitality, bold vision and vivid imagination. Time to ditch those tired old Celtic-rock retreads. This is the real stuff" - Rock and Reel

"One of the best pieces of contemporary Irish rock music we've heard in an age" - The Irish Times

"The best album I have heard from Ireland since Fionn Regan's 'The End Of History' and like that masterpiece this a record that is exceptionally beautiful and inspired yet truly deeply disturbed" - Americana UK

"Haunted, rabble rousing folk" - Evening Herald

"the best tunes are wrapped in the kind of guitar blizzard mostly associated with Sixteen Horsepower or early Dirty Three" - Uncut

"Irish album of the year by a country mile (with hairpin bends every 15 yards), haunting doesn't even begin to describe it" - MP3 Hugger

"Heart-pounding Pogues-esque moments, My Bloody Valentine's fuzzy logic, indie guitar crescendos and Nick Cave's solitary confinement rock…wonderful work" -