Sam Jordan & The Dead Bouys
My Nirvana is the first single to be taken from Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys forth-coming Thoughts of Paradise E.P. An undoubted departure from the melancholic folk-tinged romanticism of the debut When Golden Morning Comes E.P., My Nirvana blends slinky psychedelia with Hank Marvin-esque vibrato. All lead by front-man Sam’s exceptional voice, with its distinctive quivering baritone.
Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys is the work of Brighton builder-turned ballet dancer-turned musician Sam Jordan, alongside a collective of musician friends. Sam’s list of influences are as expansive as his career path, and include Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Doors, Leadbelly, John Jacob Niles, Alan Lomax, Charles Bukowski, George Orwell, Hofesh Shechter, Pina Bausch, building (digging and concreting foundations), dogs, The Last Bus and the sea.
In Spring, 2016 the aforementioned debut When Golden Morning Comes E.P. was released to much acclaim for an unknown artist. E.P. tracks featured on the likes of Q Magazine 405, Clash and Gigslutz, with spins on BBC 6 Music by Chris Hawkins and Steve Lamacq. While Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys were invited to record several sessions, including one for the US website Daytrotter, with sold-out London gigs at The Islington and Servant Jazz Quarters (among others).
Autumn, 2016 was spent recording new material at Tilehouse Studios, built by Mike Oldfield and now run by his son Luke. Similar to Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys debut release, the four tracks on the resulting Thoughts of Paradise E.P. was recorded on analogue, mixed and produced by Luke on 16 track tape. Following a dispute with New York punk rockers The Dead Boys and their label, Dead Good Records, Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys added a ‘u’ to their name and re-named their label Ocean’s Post Transmission Co. (A subtle change giving both band and label an aptly romantic flair with its nautical connotations).