Bec Sandridge has dropped a new single, ‘The Jetty’, it’s the second track lifted from the forthcoming ‘Lost Dog’ EP. Sandridge collaborated with Andy Bull (vocals and synth) on the track.
“Initially, Andy came into the studio to play synths on the track. I was beyond honored when he asked if he could sing on the track as well. I’ve been a big Andy Bull fan for a very long time and completely adore what he does vocally, lyrically and in particular, all of the synth sounds he uses. Dave (Jenkins Jr) had the genius idea that we make the track a Joni Mitchell-esque Snakes and Ladders duet whereby Andy kinda drops in and out of the second verse in a non-linear kinda of way – which I love. An old collaborator, Tony Buchen also did some additional production on the track, which was a nice full-circle moment…”Bec Sandridge
‘The Jetty’ is a synth-heavy ear worm that references the 80s and would not be out of place on an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Greatest Hits compilation. Despite the upbeat melody, Sandridge has spoken about how the song was inspired by a failing relationship.
“‘The Jetty’ was written about falling off a Jetty in Naoshima, Japan. My ex-partner fell in and I attempted to pull her out. Hilariously, I also fell in (passports, phone, paper-money were all completely gone)… This felt like the perfect analogy for our relationship – losing ourselves and each-other, whilst trying to salvage every last water-damaged object that we had on us. I guess, this one asks the sea-sick question: ‘is there something (or someone) else out there?”
Having just wrapped up an Australian tour in support of ‘Cost Of Love‘ Sandridge last week announced she will be heading over to tour the UK and Europe in September playing shows in London, Brighton, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Haldern and showcasing at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.
Stream ‘The Jetty’ HERE.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Wed Sep 21 – Haldern Pop Bar, Haldern, Germany
Fri Sep 23 – THE AUSSIE BBQ @ Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
Sat Sep 24 – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Sun Sep 25 -Indiestad Festival @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tue Sep 27 -The Hope & Ruin, Brighton UK
Wed Sep 28 – Sebright, London UK
Fri Sep 30 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Photo Credit: Sam Brumby