You can stream and download EP track ‘Hedonic Treadmill’ for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page
Damaged Goods is based on a break up, but it is far from bleak and Douglas has created something that will relate to people on different levels. The EP has a real summer feel to it with clear influences from William Fitzsimmons,Joshua Radin and City and Colour. Stand out tracks include ‘Hedonic Treadmill’ and ‘Pirate for a Day’ which you can’t help but sing along to with his Newton Faulkner-esque acoustic style. Damaged Goods also includes a couple of softer numbers including ‘Brand New Me’ which captivates the audience with beautiful backing vocals from Eve May Rowlands.
Based in Cheshire, Douglas began as a singer songwriter back in 2008. Damaged Goods shows his true flair as a multi-instrumentalist, playing all of the instruments on the EP himself, including banjo and toy piano. Douglas performances are upbeat and he often uses a stomp box to add rhythm, covering pop and dance tracks acoustically after giving them his own personal spin.
Douglas has already garnered support from the likes of BBC Introducing Stoke who have regularly played his tracks on the radio, and he’s also taken to the stage to support The Feeling earlier this year at Leadmill in Sheffield. He also performed an impressive 43 shows in 35 days when he undertook The Coffee House Tour.
Damaged Goods is released 6th October 2014 via Na Music.