Lockimara is a band of absolute units hailing from the icy hot annals of Montreal DIY. Fixated on using music as an outlet for fantasy world building; Lockimara mixes odd rhythms, simple melodies, and dreamy campfire storytelling as they blend together mantras of pop, folk, shoegaze, and math rock. They’re rising stars, hurling music into the void, hungry for the acclaim they rightfully deserve. But you be the judge, buster! Check out “Bullet,” one half of their new double single Dog Bite, releasing March 30th, 2020 on the Homie Shit Mag label. That is, if you’ve got the guts.
Dog Bite was recorded by Alex Bingham in the basement of an apartment in Rosemont, Montreal over the course of three days. Album art was illustrated by Ore (@ore_ore_ore), additional vocals performed by Artemis Walden.
Description of track one, Bullet, by singer Nick Gay:
This song is a narrative that is based on a fascination I have with World War Two and conflict in general. The lyrics take the listener to occupied France, where a boy waits for German soldiers to find him after his sister has failed to come back to their hideout in the woods. The song attempts to capture the internal struggle of the boy as he decides to fight back, despite his sister having told him not to before she left. I look forward to hearing what you think!
Quotes from the band:
“When I was writing the drum parts, I did my best to play something for the kids who need a little extra power in their life,” says Luca Caruso-Moro, Lockimara’s drummer. “Kids get bullied, pushed around. It’s hard to grow up.”
“My guitar is my sword and my voice forms my battle cries. Every show is an arena and every song a dance between me and my fellow warriors as we best our foes.” Nick Gay, Singer of Lockimara
“I woke up one day and I was just like… Damn I’m a bass player. You know growing up I always wanted to play guitar, but now I play bass. hahaha some would call that losing, but personally, I think I won that lottery.
“Swing for the fences kid, it don’t matter if you got an angel in the outfield or a devil on your shoulder. All that matters is that you play to win, and you play for keeps.” Jack Paisley, lead guitarist of Lockimara to himself in the mirror before the big show.”