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- Release Date 10 July 2015
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"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in..." - Virginia Woolf, A Room Of One's Own (1929)
It's in the blood.
Sisters Edie and Gita grew up with musical Stockholm Syndrome. Members of a large family of musicians, the girls were raised on the 60s sounds of The Mamas & The Papas, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. They were classically trained at an early age and began performing alongside their other siblings. However, the pair were drawn towards a darker side; in secret they watched and re-watched Betty Blue and Twin Peaks, and fell asleep to the haunting vocals of Julee Cruise.
They left home and though temporarily apart, both sisters submerged themselves in music further still. Edie worked as a touring musician, singing vocals with Carl Barat and Adam Green, and recording with Mark Ronson. Gita studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, before touring as a violinist with The Streets, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Band of Horses, Serj Tankian and many other huge artists.
Blood runs thicker. The sisters were reunited when Edie moved to London and, together with another sister, began writing music based around the siblings striking harmonies. All the while, Gita was also moonlighting as a songwriter for artists and producers, flying to LA and Sweden between shows with her sisters. It was in these studio sessions that she began to fall in love with electronic music; brooding basslines, synths and samples dovetailed with her and Edie's fascination with the darker side of music. Inspired, they began developing the idea for Lock, writing new songs at Gita's London studio with the likes of Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko), Neil Athale (Ella Eyre, Becky Hill) and Ed Harcourt (Lissie, Paloma Faith).
Edie and Gita found themselves creating dark wide-screen hyper ballads, drawing influence from the movie soundtracks of their childhood, the loneliness of touring, the romance of runaways, the anomie of city life and a despairing escapism. Fusing the reverb drenched vocals of Mazzy Star, the minimalist beats of The Knife and the soaring melancholy melodies of Susanne Sundfør, Lock couple a universal human vulnerability with a commanding confidence which pours from their music. Their music lives in the mysteries behind closed doors, in the natural darkness of life. It's in the blood.
2. The High Life
1. Click (Felon Remix)
2. Click (Dan Noisettes Remix)
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