Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers – Luck
Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers – Luck

Album Review

Album title
Luck
Artist
Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers
Label
Re:peater
Release date
20 Jun

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Playing Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirlingshire on 12 Jun

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Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers – Luck

4/5 stars
Album review by Chris Buckle.
Published 23 May 2011

This might be Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers’ debut full-length, but they’ve got hefty boots to fill, what with Uncle John & Whitelock missed to the tune of an ‘18th best Scottish album of the last decade’ accolade in these very pages. Said boots would, we imagine, be black with a bit of a heel and, if the theatrical extravagance can be excused, perhaps a spur clinking at the back, so as to reflect Luck’s DNA: a bit rock n roll, a bit rockabilly, pretty dark but with a mischievous grin.

Grinderman are sometime aural soulmates, with Yates growling like a Weegie Cave on album centre-piece Mary Hell’s haunted strut, but it’s the closing When You Left Me’s tale of bereavement that will floor those expecting an uncomplicated good time. Yet amidst the finale's mourning, there’s room for some jet-black humour – a balancing act few manage so adroitly. [Chris Buckle]

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  • Nice one, but we ain't doing Doune. Sorry

    Posted by Jacob Yates | Tuesday 07 June 2011 @ 22:39

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