Melbourne singer-songwriter Jess Locke today releases a new 7” vinyl featuring two new singles ‘My Body Is An Ecosystem’ & ‘Nothing At All’. To celebrate, the band will hit the road this December, playing Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Port Macquarie & Wollongong. Tour details below!
‘My Body Is An Ecosystem’ is a perfect slice of Jess Locke’s trademark dreamy guitar-pop. Speaking of the single she comments “I have a temperamental relationship with my body as I’m sure most people do. I am grateful for it, I try to take care of it, and a lot of the time I feel good and I think of it as beautiful. But I am also constantly disappointed by it, by the inconvenience of pain and fatigue and and dermatological nightmares that I have no control over. This song is about those times when you look at yourself in the mirror and see a stranger – someone a little older than you thought you were, more fragile, more cracked…I guess it’s about falling short of our own expectations of ourselves inside and out and how terrifying that can be.”
‘Nothing At All’ is the second offering taken from the 7″ and is a song about politics & perspective. “It’s about people who like to make a lot of noise but don’t add much to the conversation. It’s about the way complex issues are frequently reduced to simple slogans, how decisiveness is applauded and ambiguity frowned upon. It’s about how words and phrases which are repeated again and again to neatly separate one’s self from others without real understanding are both meaningless and dangerous. This song came out of my frustration with all of these things which seem to be rife at the moment (left and right, educated and uneducated)… The chorus of the song is about the way we live in moral and political bubbles in which like-minded people argue amongst themselves over nuances rather interacting with people that would actually challenge their ideas. So I guess the overall message of the song is ‘shit’s complicated’. Maybe that’s a cop-out, but I think it’s pretty true.” laments Jess Locke.
Stream / purchase My Body Is An Ecosystem/Nothing At All here.
Jess Locke 7″ Tour Dates
Wednesday 5th December – Workers Club, Melbourne
Wednesday 12th December – Grace Emily, Adelaide
Thursday 13th December – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Friday 14th December – Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie
Saturday 15th December – Waywards, Sydney
Sunday 16th December – North Gong Hotel, Wollongong
Tickets available via www.jesslocke.com
Supporting Tiger Jaws
Wednesday 7th November – The Brightside, Brisbane
Thursday 8th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Friday 9th November – Wollongong Youth Centre, Wollongong
Saturday 10th November – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday 11th November – Red Rattler, Sydney
Friday 16th November – Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne
Saturday 17th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne