Track: Evans the Death – Suitcase Jimmy, plus UK tour dates

Dan Moss, guitarist of London five piece Evans the Death, explains the origins of their newly shared track Suitcase Jimmy, as “We owe the title to our friend Carolina – I was hanging out with her by the river one day and we saw this guy just strutting along with his suitcase, and she said “ah, it’s Suitcase Jimmy!” – so we had this character who had this little theme tune. Olly decided he was an aspiring actor who’d just arrived in New York, brimming with ambition. Daniel saw him as more of an egomaniacal, almost Patrick Bateman character, or some sort of spy, and his lyrics were more stream-of-consciousness. I wanted to make him very slightly more sympathetic, so he’s still a total yuppie but he does his recycling, he has some semblance of a conscience, a bit like Aziz Ansari’s character in Master of None. So he became all of those things.”

Taken from their forthcoming Vanilla, out via the always brilliant Fortuna Pop! imprint on June 10th, Suitcase Jimmy has the band veer between an almost RnB opening, before it veers into something much more experimental, with screaching vocals and an ebb and flow that spins you around and doesn’t ever allow you to find your balance, in a gloriously unexpected way, while over the top, apart from this flailing saxophone are these slashy guitars that purvey everything. Gloriously unabashed and abandoned.

The band have also announced slew of tour dates, Details below.


14th – London, Rough Trade East Instore

(all shows with Porridge Radio – more dates tba)

14th – London, New Cross Inn
15th – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
21st – Cardiff, The Full Moon
22nd – Nottingham, The Chameleon
23rd – Glasgow, The Glad Cafe
24th – Newcastle, The Cumberland Arms
25th – Leeds, Wharf Chambers
27th – Chelmsford, The Bassment
29th – Coventry, The Tin
30th – Hastings, The Observer Building


6th – London, Shacklewell Arms (The Fortuna POP! Shake the Shacklewell)

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