The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock - The Bullet in the Brick

12' EP/Digital


Vinyl release date: 25 November 2016
Digital release date: 24 April 2016

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock return with a new piece called "The Bullet in the Brick", released on the calendar centenary of the Easter Rising.

Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in ‘Lockout’, the band’s multi-movement work set for release in 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. - Jim Carroll, 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 Magazine