The Bullitts

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The Bullitts
Birth name Jeymes Samuel
Origin London, England
Genres Alternative rock, hip hop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, filmmaker
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2010 – present
Labels Kilburn Lane Music
Associated acts Jay Electronica, Mos Def
Website www.thebullitts.com

Jeymes Samuel, better known by his stage name The Bullitts, is an English singer-songwriter, music producer and filmmaker from London. Samuel has a cinematic element to his music and has accompanied most of his releases with a short film. His debut studio album They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories..., was released in July 2013. The album was supported by the singles "Close Your Eyes" (featuring Lucy Liu and Jay Electronica), "Landspeeder", "Supercool" and "World Inside Your Rainbow".

Music career[edit]

In November 2010, Samuel began uploading a series of videos accompanied by music, which he calls "flixtapes", to his official YouTube channel. The first episode, titled "Tales of the Unexpected", was released on 14 November 2010.[1] His debut single "Close Your Eyes", was released in April 2011; it was premiered by BBC Radio 1 DJ, Zane Lowe, as "The Hottest Record in the World".[2] The single features narration by American actress Lucy Liu and a verse from American rapper Jay Electronica. It's music video was a re-imagining of the Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel film Un Chien Andalou. In May 2011, The Bullitts' second single, "Landspeeder", was aired by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, also as "The Hottest Record in the World".[3][4]

The Bullitts released "Weirdo", in July 2011, a short piece starring actor Jesse Williams.[5] In it, two young lovers in paper bag masks spend a day on the streets of London before robbing a newsagents during a declaration of love. For the song "Run and Hide", by Jay Electronica, Samuel directed a tragic film noir in Paris, based around the actress Elisa Wald-Lasowski.[6] The Bullitts played at The Big Chill Festival on 6 August 2011, playing on the main stage. He was joined onstage by actor Idris Elba, actress Lucy Liu and rapper Jay Electronica.[7]

The Bullitts' third single was "Supercool", which premiered on Lowe's show on 4 October 2011.[8] It's accompanying music video featured Samuel dressed as a homeless individual being harassed by someone filming him against his will; during this he bumps into actress Rosario Dawson, and the pair end up having a dance off on the streets of Soho.[9]

The Bullitts' debut studio album, titled They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories..., was released 9 July 2013. The album features guest appearances from Jay Electronica, Lucy Liu, Mos Def, Rosario Dawson, Doxi Jones and Tori Amos.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories...[10]

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Close Your Eyes"[11]
(featuring Lucy Lui and Jay Electronica)
2011 They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories...
"Landspeeder"[12]
"Supercool"[13] 2012
"World Inside Your Rainbow"[14]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album Artist(s)
"Bullitts Theme"[15] 2007 Walk Tall, Kick Ass, Love Music N/A
"Run and Hide"[16] 2013 Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) Jay Electronica

Production discography[edit]

Various artists – Walk Tall, Kick Ass, Love Music (2007)[edit]

  • 08. "Bullitts Theme" (performed by The Bullitts)

Jay Electronica – Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) (2014)[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 They Die by Dawn Lobo Short film
Writer, director, producer, actor
TBA The Notorious Nine

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdDEgBAlNLc
  2. ^ Cochrane, Greg. "Introducing…The Bullitts". Introducing…The Bullitts. BBC. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hottest Record – The Bullitts – Landspeeder" 3 May 2011, BBC web site
  4. ^ NME. "NME Bullitts article". The Bullitts to release debut single featuring Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu – video. NME. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Bullitts – Weirdo" 8 July 2011, Youtube
  6. ^ "The Bullitts & Jay Electronica "Run & Hide"" 28 July 2011, Complex web site
  7. ^ "The Bullitts debut at The Big Chill 2011" 4 August 2011, Virtual Festivals web site
  8. ^ "Hottest Record – The Bullitts – Supercool" 4 October 2011, BBC web site
  9. ^ "The Bullitts – Supercool" 4 January 2012, Youtube
  10. ^ "They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories – Album by The Bullitts". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Close Your Eyes – EP by The Bullitts". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  12. ^ ""Landspeeder" – Single by The Bullitts". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Supercool – EP by The Bullitts". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  14. ^ ""World Inside Your Rainbow" – Single by The Bullitts". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/walk-tall-kick-ass-love-music-mw0001110510
  16. ^ "Kanye West, Jay-Z, Diddy to appear on Jay Electronica's long-awaited debut album". NME. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 

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