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On the BBC Radio 1 playlist this week is Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun with A Song About Death. Taking up the BBC Introducing slot on the playlist means that Jim and co. will be played on some heavyweight daytime shows marshalled by Dev, Huw Stephens and Greg James among others. The song is below if you want to take a listen – you can also share your thoughts in the comments section.

Hometown: The quartet are from Cheltenham, which is cool because we don’t get enough opportunities to mention that particular Gloucestershire spa town.

Style: Jim Lockey was initially a solo artist before forming a bigger band in 2009. The band are now a solid, super tight touring machine who bring the elements of country, folk, indie and punk together in a stompingly crowd pleasing manner. JL&TSS write poetically and don’t spare the meaning and thought in their tunes. A Song About Death is one such beauty.

You need to know: The band are regularly compared to the work Frank Turner, which is a pretty good fit along with The Gaslight Anthem and Bright Eyes. They were actually Turner’s support band during his performance at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and recently supported him on tour.

Supported by: Alongside BBC Introducing in the West, Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun can count Frank Turner and Zane Lowe among their fans.

Find out more: First up, watch their excellent showing on our stage at T in the Park. Then go check out their Facebook page for their many upcoming tour dates.

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Presslie

    on 3 Aug 2013 19:42

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by Bleakers

    on 25 Jul 2013 11:50

    Love these guys. Excellent songs to belt out at the top of your lungs.

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by Holte

    on 25 Jul 2013 11:08

    Have managed to see these guys live 4 times in the last 9 months after being introduced to them by a friend. I really recommend people see them live to experience them at their best, so much energy on stage. So happy that they are finally getting the recognition for their hard work and obvious talent.

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Joe McCorriston

    on 25 Jul 2013 10:54

    Top class, hard working band. Deserve everything they're getting. Great lads too! Keep playing 'em.

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by TheCheltenhamUnderground

    on 25 Jul 2013 10:50

    We booked Jim first back in 2008 and we've had the band a few times since 2009. They've worked tirelessly over that period and have been a pleasure to watch and promote. This is nothing less than they deserve. Good work :)

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by TessG

    on 25 Jul 2013 08:09

    I've been lucky enough to catch these guys perform several times over the past two years. They are incredible. Awesome lyrics coupled with Stellar Riffs. They are a breath of fresh air in a music industry saturated with manufactured pop. I predict huge things! Deservedly so!

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by kittykat1989

    on 25 Jul 2013 07:05

    These guys are fab! Recommend the album for anyone that like the song it's really worth a listen!

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by darlene

    on 25 Jul 2013 01:47

    Thank you for playing this band. I missed them in America (I live in Florida and their visas hadn't come through yet). Love Home/Hospitals, I guess because I'm a nurse. Cheers!

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by Macaroon

    on 24 Jul 2013 22:40

    Fantastic to hear these guys on Radio and to see them at 2000 Trees festival. Great album and hope to hear more tracks on Radio 1 soon. Can't wait for the new album!

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by hmm999

    on 24 Jul 2013 22:05

    I love this band and love this album. They have worked hard to get this far. Am excited for them

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