D.I.Y. means a lot of things to a lot of different people. To some it means putting in a sink or toilet, to others it means a hobby, to the duo of Theo Katsaounis and Patrick Scott, collectively known as LOCKS, D.I.Y. means EVERYTHING! Both have their roots in the punk/harcore/indie scenes of Chicago's mid 90's heyday, and have managed to apply the independent ethics of their past with their penchant for experimentation and song-craft to create a music that can only be known as LOCKS. Being a pair of music fans their whole lives, Theo and Patrick have influences in all directions. LOCKS reflects this. They will dwell on a rickety droning loop, interrupting it with a trotting post-modern pop song, only to follow that with abstracted lyrical introspection over an electronic pulse. As far reaching as their sounds and influences go, all their music simply put, just sounds like it's theirs. "Bad Words" was created slowly and randomly over the course of a year being assembled and performed in Patrick's apartment and it's basement. Recorded by the band, with no budget meant "anything goes" and it did. Need a snare drum sound? Sample an oven door. A synth tone? how about wiring a mixer backwards so it feeds back on itself. Reverb? How about a mic in the ductwork of the apartment with someone singing in the other end? A beat? How about someone dropping a box and swearing? All these sounds are found on "Bad Words" and in no way are they arbitrary, everything seems like it was put there on purpose, even if it was just a "happy accident". Recording trickery and song-craft aside, a band isn't a band if they can't pull it off live, and that's the department where LOCKS excels. Playing their first show on tour shortly after forming , Theo and Patrick have been touring consistantly and feverishly around the U.S. and Canada with more tours always being planned.