JESS LOCKE announces ‘Universe’ album tour!

JESS LOCKE Announces national tour New album Universe out 20th October

Jess Locke has today announced a national tour for November this year. The tour will follow the release of Jess’ new album Universe, out Friday 20th October via Pool House Records / Remote Control Records.

Having just played to packed rooms at official BIGSOUND showcases, and wrapping up a tour in support of Jeff Rosenstock, Jess Locke is no stranger to the stage. She has also toured in support of Paul Dempsey, Tigers Jaw (USA), Into It. Over It (USA), Julia Jacklin, and The Smith Street Band. Now label-mates with TSSB, they share a stage in more ways than one, with new album Universe to take to it in November.

Album cuts we’ve already been treated to, ‘Universe‘ and ‘Better/Bitter‘, perfectly encapsulate Jess’ ability to match dreamy guitar pop with a lyricism cut with stark commentary. It’s a sound of unabashed candidness that has developed through the long time Jess has performed in unconventional spaces: water parks, cemeteries, roundabouts, bookshops and back porches. So too has new album Universebecome a summation of years of writing: “I feel like all of my recordings have been me trying to catch up with myself…document my songs so I can start fresh and write new ones. But I never seem to fully catch up.”

Nonetheless, Universe represents for Jess Locke a step forward, and it’s our turn to meet her there. With a few years playing and then recording with her full band now under her belt, Universe emerged consisting of both brand new and older previously released home-recordings, now re-written. It was a process that pushed Jess musically further than her previous releases: “the album was very much about exploring the sound of things, and capturing an atmosphere, more than any particular concepts. There are definitely themes that pop up, but really, the ideas are quite broad, maybe that’s why I decided to call it ‘Universe’…

Hear the brand new album performed live in a city near you this November.

Pre-order Jess Locke – Universe via

Jess Locke ‘Universe’ (Official Video)
Stream / Download via

Jess Locke ‘Better/Bitter’ (Official Video)

Jess Locke – Universe Tour Dates

Friday 3rd November | Brisbane | The Foundry
supporting/co-headline Babaganouj

Saturday 4th November | Adelaide | Crown and Anchor

Wednesday 8th November | Canberra | The Phoenix

Thursday 9th November | Newcastle | The Lass
Free Show

Friday 10th November | Sydney | Marrickville Bowls

Saturday 11th November | Parramatta | Beatdisc

Sunday 12th November | Wollongong | North Gong Hotel
Free show

Friday 17th November | Melbourne | Old Bar

Saturday 18th November | Parramatta | The Plot Festival 

Thursday 23rd November | Perth | 459 Bar

Friday 24th November | Bunbury | Prince Of Wales
Free Show

Saturday 25th November | Busselton | The Fire Station
Free Show

Sunday 26th November | Fremantle | The Odd Fellow
Tickets on the door $5


Jess Locke – Universe

1. Drive To Drink
2. Universe
3. Better/Bitter
4. Dangerous
5.  Violent Turn
6.  Paper Planes
7. Sublime Anxiety
8. Magic
9.  Gut Feeling
10. Border Security

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