Pool House Records and Remote Control are thrilled to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Jess Locke, she’s the first addition to the Pool House family. To celebrate, Jess has shared a new single ‘Better/Bitter’, taken from an album due for release later this year. Watch the video below!
Pool House Records’ Chris Cowburn says of Jess: “We have loved and admired Jess Locke for some time now. We were all very taken by her beautiful, laid back songwriting, and by her and her band mates as wonderful people. Both in her music and her persona Jess has a way of being effortlessly cool (something none of The Smith Street Band could ever pull off!). We’re so excited to welcome Jess to our little community, and so proud that she is our first artist who isn’t Smith Street… which makes Pool House Records feel like a real thing! Thanks Jess!”
Jess shares: “Smith Street have always been really supportive and helpful. Even before Pool House… they took us on tour with them last year and when our recording plans fell through we just bashed out a song with Fitzy in a rehearsal room. And that sounded good so we recorded a whole album with him. When they started Pool House and offered to put it out it just made perfect sense. I feel like our attitudes toward music are pretty aligned. It’s about putting good honest stuff into the world, and building a community around it.”
On top of the signing announcement and single release, Jess Locke has revealed dates for her ‘Better/Bitter’ single tour, hitting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in May, plus New Zealand dates later this month. More info below.
Stream/download ‘Better/Bitter': https://poolhouserecords.lnk.to/BetterBitter
Jess Locke – ‘Better/Bitter’ single tour
Fri May 12th – Woodys Bar – Melbourne, VIC – Tickets on the door
Thu May 18th – Petersham Bowls Club – Sydney, NSW – Tickets on the door
Fri May 19th – Beatdisc Records – Sydney, NSW – Tickets on the door
Sat May 20th – Barbara – Brisbane, QLD – FREE SHOW
Jess Locke – New Zealand Dates
Tues April 18 – Nivara Lounge – Hamilton, NZ
Wed April 19 – Whammy – Auckland, NZ
Thurs April 20 – Snails: Artist Run Space – Palmerston North, NZ
Sun April 23 – Sad By Sad South Festival, Wellington, NZ