Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun brand new single ‘England’s Dead’ out 16th July 2012.

Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun brand new single ‘England’s Dead’ out 16th July 2012.

Following the release of their stunning album ‘Death’ on 9th April – Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun are excited to announce details of their next single – ‘England’s Dead’ due out on 16th July through Xtra Mile Recordings.


A live favourite, England’s Dead’ is a glorious track that straddles country rock and punk with uplifting energy and grace and showcases the band’s extraordinary talents.

It is also accompanied by a beautifully shot video that matches the song’s narrative perfectly.


Having wowed audiences on their headline tour in May as well as at packed out gigs at SXSW and the Xtra Mile label night ‘Twas The Night Before Wembley’; the band are thrilled to announce they will be supporting label mate and friend Frank Turner when he tours the country later in the year. Full dates are:



11 Nottingham Rock City

12 Leeds O2 Academy

13 Liverpool O2 Academy SOLD OUT

14 Swansea Brangwyn Hall  

15 Reading Hexagon

17 Newcastle O2 Academy

19 Sheffield O2 Academy

20 Norwich UEA SOLD OUT

22 Margate Winter Gardens

23 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

24 Leamington Spa Assembly SOLD OUT

25 Lincoln Engine Shed

26 Oxford O2 Academy SOLD OUT

28 Brighton Corn Exchange 

29 Southampton Guildhall


01 Bath Pavilion  SOLD OUT


‘Death’ is a passionate, poetic and engaging album making them one of the most exciting new bands in British music. Produced by Peter Miles (King Blues, Crazy Arm, Futures) ‘Death’ encapsulates the band’s vast sound as the young quartet draw from a plethora of influences including alt.country folk and hardcore punk.


·         “…one of, if not the best, singer-songwriters I’ve met… they’re gonna smash it in 2012." – Frank Turner

"Never has music been so relevant" – BBC Introducing

"Lockey& Co… definitely ones to watch" – The Fly

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Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun brand new single ‘England’s Dead’ out 16th July 2012.