Toronto's The Lovelocks are a female alt-country duo comprising Ali Raney and Zoe Neuman. A RocketHub crowdfunding campaign helped them raise $30,000 to record this eponymous debut EP with award-winning producers Ben Glover and Mitch Merrett. Money well-spent, as the sound has a radio-friendly sheen while retaining a rootsy feel, thanks to fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar. The Dixie Chicks are a clear reference point. The disc was launched at Toronto's Reverb this week.