The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock return with a new piece called The Bullet in the Brick, released on 12" EP and digital.
Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in Lockout, the band’s multi-movement work set for release in early 2017, "The Bullet in the Brick" explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship "The Helga", the murder of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington and its attempted cover-up, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
The A-side of the 12” includes the full Bullet in the Brick suite while the B-side features a live recording of the first movement from Lockout.
Side A: The Bullet in The Brick
A Destroyer on the Liffey / The Bullet in the Brick / A Proclamation
Side B: Lockout - Movement I
A Debt That Must Be Paid / A Fair Wage For A Fair Day’s Work / William Martin Murphy’s Midnight Mass
Performed by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Electric Guitar Orchestra: Albert Baker, Mark Balbirnie, Eamon Brady, Niall Byrne, Mary Carton, Bill Coleman, Brian Dunphy, Michael Fleming, Mark Jordan, Shane Latimer, Hugh McCabe, David McDonald, Lynn Millar, Colin J Morris, Susan O'Callaghan, Patrick Wall
Recorded by Liam Caffrey. Mixed and Produced by Liam Caffrey and Enda Bates. Mastered by Stephen Quinn
"One of the inventive acts on the block join forces with the same electric guitar orchestra used in their Lockout project to produce a piece of rare emotional impact." - Irish Times
"Incredibly moving and unflinching in its execution, this latest example of innate creativity from Spook of the Thirteenth Lock furthers cements their status as one of the most unmissable acts in Ireland today." - State
"Where the serenity of traditional folk music meets the electrifying energy of rock, the venturous experimentation of kraut and the sentimentality of post rock...The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock have also their minds set towards musical innovation and forward-thinking." - Destroy//exist