SHARES “Control” Single
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 4th August
LABEL: Dactyl Spondee Records
Listen: Frequency Cowboy – ‘Control’
“The classically trained pianist is making waves with his own blend of idiosyncratic pop.(…)”Control” boasts a catchy, classic piano-and-guitar instrumental, and paired with Sam Hurt’s golden vocal, results in a tight indie-pop offering perfect for summer.”
The Line of Best Fit
Frequency Cowboy is set to release his debut single “Control” via Dactyl Spondee Records. Recorded and mixed by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Marc Ford), the new single has been premiered by The Line Of Best Fit and will be out on the 4th August. 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), 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 a his own blend of idiosyncratic indie-pop.
‘Control’ is awash with diverse and intriguing sounds, whilst at the same time retaining its coherence. Lyrics are lovingly wrapped in upbeat instrumentals, with songwriting characteristics reminiscent of the 90’s. Of the new single, Sam says,
“The song is about learning from life the longer it goes on. Looking back over past experiences is helpful but can’t be at the expense of being in the moment. I’ve been trying to control less in my life but it is difficult.”
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