This week’s second exclusive is a full EP, coming from Brighton-based singer-songwriter Sam Jordan and his recently renamed backing band
For our second exclusive this week we bring you the debut EP from Brighton singer-songwriter Sam Jordan and his band The Dead Buoys. The EP’s out on Friday via Dead Good Records, and while some of its tracks have appeared on various websites already, this is your first chance to hear the full EP in one place.
Jordan cites the likes of Bob Dylan, The Doors, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen as key influences, and his own work has drawn favourable comparisons to Antony Hegarty (now ANONI) and Damien Rice. He originally trained as a dancer, but dropped out of dance school and took up busking on the streets of his home town, where he was spotted by an eccentric local promoter who got him a string of rather odd gigs, including one in a sex shop. He’s gone on to better things since then, supporting the likes of Rhodes and Luke Sital-Singh, though his band The Dead Boys recently had to change their name to avoid confusion with the 1970s NYC punk band of the same name.
Sam says of the EP: “This record is where the sea meets the shore on a cold summer’s morn. This record is a conversation between a dog and a fish. But most notably it is gold shards, a rusted post, a couple of straws and some electrical tape.”
Make of that what you will! And then, see what you make of the EP itself…