The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock: Lockout (Transduction Records)

The fact that indie folksters The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock expanded from a standard five-piece to an 18-strong electric guitar orchestra isn’t the most remarkable thing about Lockout. This years-in-the-making concept album takes us through the history of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, when Jim Larkin and James Connolly’s ITGWU led Dublin labourers on strike against exploitative working conditions. An album of real depth...

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