Somerset-based artist Frequency Cowboy shares quirky new video 'Control'

Indie | Thursday 3rd August 2017 | Lilly

Recorded and mixed by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Marc Ford), the new single has gained support from The Line Of Best Fit, DORK Magazine and picked by DIY Mag as part of their guide to best new music.

A former member of underground Bristol band Termites, Sam has enjoyed commercial and critical success working with John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Tracy Chapman) and Bruno Ellingham (Massive Attack and New Order, Maccabees) plus touring with British Sea Power.

He can already boast having recorded at the acclaimed Rockfield Studios, receiving support from the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Music 6’s Tom Robinson and taking part in fashion shoots for magazines including Clash and GQ.

Frequency Cowboy is the pseudonym for Somerset-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Sam Hurt. A classically trained pianist, his Wurlitzer piano is the core instrument on his tracks and creates the backbone for his distinctive sound.

Citing a wide array of influences, he is drawn to artists ranging from Beck, Talking Heads and The Police, to Sir Was, Sonic Youth and Northern Soul, effectively conveying an affinity for these artists while still maintaining his own blend of idiosyncratic indie-pop.

‘Control’ is awash with diverse and intriguing sounds, whilst at the same time retaining its coherence. The lyrics are lovingly wrapped in upbeat instrumentals, with songwriting characteristics reminiscent of the 90’s.

Of the new video, Sam says, "The video was a joint effort with me and my partner. She wrote and directed; I built the set. It’s about drawing parallels between Orwell’s 1984 and what’s happening right now. We’re living in a post-truth era. Democracy is being ‘managed’ by billionaire donors using big data, social media and TV to present untruths as fact. Brexit, Trump, Teresa May, what next?"

Download "Control" here and watch the video below.