Bayonne is the moniker of Texas-based artist Roger Sellers who will release his debut album Primitives on November 4th via City Slang (Roosevelt, Nada Surf, Caribou).
Having built quite a fan base in his Texan hometown over the past few years, encompassing a sound that compares to the likes of Panda Bear, Tory Y Moi & Caribou, Bayonne recently revealed his single Appeals that is featured on the FIFA 17 soundtrack.
‘Appeals’ was one of the first songs I ever composed using a sample cut completely from an older song. The piano loop at the beginning was cut from a song that I recorded when I was about 17. I liked the way the piano sounded, so I wrote a whole new song around that loop.
Sellers constructed all the songs on Primitives from a collection of loops he’d built up over the course of six years. Some of those patterns were created on stage at his shows, where Sellers threads melodies together in real time, augmenting them with live drums and vocals. Others were written during downtime, improvising at home.
Having previously played shows with Two Door Cinema Club, Caribou, Neon Indian, Chairlift, Thundercat & Battles, Bayonne is set to embark on a run of European tour dates in October.
Also published on Medium.