With their debut album, ‘Peaceless,’ metallic hardcore mob Lock & Key produce a blistering set of thumping, adrenaline-filled songs. Throughout tracks such as ‘No Acceptance’ and ‘Unclear State of Mind’ serve to be upfront and confrontational as the quintet take a no-holds barred approach.
As they prepare unleash ‘Peaceless’ this Friday, we asked Lock & Key to tell us about five songs that have influenced them along the way.
NOFX – Pump Up The Valuum
Massive fan of the “thrashy melodic” feel that NOFX get on this album and whole album. This sound is definitely something we’ve tried to incorporate into song of the guitar work.
The Offspring – One Fine Day
I remember hearing this song when I was a teenager with the “anthem” style chorus, and basically at we stole the “three stabs” at the end of it and whacked it in ‘Hostile’ during the pre-chorus. Not obvious to the untrained ear!
Stick To Your Guns – Against Them All
A band we very much look up to musically and ethically, the song is a good all rounder of their style and is a record we listened to a lot during the writing side of ‘Peaceless.’
Dead Players – Premium Murkage
Big fans of the UK Hip Hop scene and the Dead Players mixtape was something we played a lot on some of the long drives in Europe. I tried to incorporate some of the fast paced vocal lines to the album, but obviously in more of a “hardcore” twist.
Down To Nothing – Life On The James
Subconsciously I guess this song had some influence to some of the melodic choruses we had on the album, one of the best hardcore bands to date and this album was played a lot during the writing of ‘Peaceless’.
‘Peaceless’ by Lock & Key is released on April 8th via Crooked Noise.