SAM JORDAN & THE DEAD BUOYS RELEASE LYNCHIAN VIDEO FOR FAVOURITE MESSENGER
+ ANNOUNCE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON GIG WITH BIG THIEF ON 10 FEBRUARY.
Following the release of their second Thoughts of Paradise EP (December, 2016), Brighton artist Sam Jordan – and his musician collective ‘The Dead Buoys’ – share the video for lead track Favourite Messenger. Described by Jordan as “a bloke having a word with himself”, the Alex Wells directed video stars Sam Jordan and Ez Stone (of The Dead Buoys) and is shot in surrealist Lynchian cinematic style.
Musically, the song “was written as a little folk I would say it is no longer that” (Sam Jordan), taking as it does its foundations in tradition folk songwriting, but played with rock ‘n’ roll instruments, leading Metro to describe the EP as having “Quentin Tarantino movie soundtrack guitars” with comparisons raised to artists from Leanard Cohen to John Martyn.
Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys Thoughts of Paradise EP is out now via Oceans Post Transmission Co / Cooking Vinyl Publishing.
Catch Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys live at the Hope & Ruin, Brighton on 10 February, as special guest to Big Thief.
Some praise for Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys:
“The song showcases Jordan’s compelling vibrato vocal atop a musical bed of Quentin Tarantino movie soundtrack guitars.” – Metro
“A self-contained unit, the band occupy their own highly literate world, one where anything and everything could seep into their art.” – Clash
“(A) stirringly theatrical display of dark and engaging songwriting.” – FAME Magazine
“Sam Jordan has a voice as deep, dark and dramatic as it is soft and vulnerable. It’s a dynamic sonic dance.” – 405
“(Sam) Jordan lists Bob Dylan, Alan Lomax, Charles Bukowski and The Doors as influences, throw in a little John Martyn and you begin to get a sense of what they sound like.” – Songwriting Magazine 4/5
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