Diggin’ Thru The Lockbox with Dan from Darko

We asked Dan Smith of Darko fame what his favourite Lockjaw Records release is. He’s picked a cracking release from 2014.

Introduce yourself! Who are you and what do you do?

Hey, I’m Dan and I am the vocalist for Darko.

What’s your favourite of the Lockjaw gigs you’ve played?

No fucking clue. They were all the best shows of my life, honest!

What’s your favourite Lockjaw Records release? 

Crooked Trees by Trails. It was a co-release, I know, but a release nevertheless.

What makes that record so special for you?

I love the way that this record blends amazing pop hooks with heavy intricate music. 

What makes this record special for me though, is the constant DIY ethic and hard work they put into the production of their work, from recording and mixing most of this record for themselves to the great video ideas they were able to conceive to go with it. 

Then they released it and split up, mother fuckers!

If we only have time to listen to one track, which would you recommend and why?

Echoes in Eternity. Killer melody/techy guitar riff intro hooky and heavy as fuck.