by / April 26th, 2016 /

Track Premiere: The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock – The Bullet in the Brick

What finer way to engage with and celebrate the calendar centenary of the Easter Rising than by penning a song of immersive, emotional depth and theatricality – all tied together with SOTTL’s signature knack for progression and melodic charm. ‘The Bullet in the Brick’ features the same electric guitar orchestra used in ‘Lockout’, the band’s multi-movement work set for release later in 2016.

Exploring various aspects of the Easter Rising – the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship “The Helga”, the murder and attempted cover-up of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic – ‘The Bullet in the Brick’ consists of three parts: A Destroyer on the Liffey, The Bullet in the Brick and A Proclamation.

Incredibly moving and unflinching in its execution, this latest example of innate creativity from The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock further cements their status as one of the most unmissable acts in Ireland today.