Frequency Cowboy – Are You Out There?
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.
A low-fi indie amalgamation of sounds, Frequency Cowboy reminds us of an upbeat EELS, or even BECK. Frequency Cowboy needs no lasso to reel you in. This is real quirky and enigmatic alternate pop song.
A former member of underground Bristol band Termites, Sam has enjoyed previous 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, recording at the acclaimed Rockfield Studios and receiving support from the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe & BBC Music 6’s Tom Robinson.
Speaking of the track, Sam says: “I wrote this song whilst walking around the streets of Auckland. There were so many people seemingly on autopilot. It was a really interesting time in my life so it was quite a contrast. I’d been working and climbing for six months and not doing much music; I then wrote two songs a day for a week in a hotel room before flying home.”
Thanks to The Playground for the submission
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