Better Lovers Surprise Drop Their Debut EP – “God Made Me An Animal”


Rock Supergroup Better Lovers featuring Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, Greg Puciato, and Will Putney, have released God Made Me An Animal, a four-song EP, via SharpTone Records. Stream the EP now! You can also purchase limited physical formats at the link below.


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Photo credit: James Hartley

“Surprise! Our debut EP, God Made Me An Animal, is out now,” the band shared, collectively. “Four eclectic and wildly fun songs we’ve been kicking around for what feels like forever, it’s great to finally have these out in the world. Let it happen to you. Hear all this and more on tour all Summer. The engine is turned on.”

The EP arrives as Better Lovers are about to embark on their inaugural tour, a mix of both headlining dates, with several already sold out, and performances with Underoath. The tour begins in Buffalo, N.Y., the hometown of Buckley, Holyoak and Micciche, on July 13.


God Made Me An Animal follows the April release of the outfit’s debut single, “13 Over 30,” and its accompanying video ( The track, which was the first news of the band’s existence, jolted fans and critics alike. Consequence said “Better Lovers signaled their arrival with a crushing banger of the highest order,” Alternative Press dubbed the song as “ripping,” Kerrang! described the release as “ferocious,” and Revolver added that the track “delivers on the group’s pedigree, offering up all the scabrous screams, mathcore riffery and rawk grooves fans could hope for.”


“Looking back, I’m so happy everything got me to where I am,” said Buckley at the time of the song’s release. “The pandemic and the last few years made me hungrier and more grateful. This isn’t a hobby. This isn’t temporary. This is the next evolution for each of us. Greg and Will rejuvenated me and made me even more confident. Now, everybody needs to know we’re a wild animal that just broke out of the zoo—there’s no trying to put it back in the cage.”


God Made Me An Animal, which was produced and mixed by Putney with vocal production handled by Josh Wilbur, is streaming now, with physical pre-orders, including several limited-edition vinyl variants and CD, are available here:

God Made Me An Animal cover by Donny Phillips

  1. Sacrificial Participant

  1. 30 Under 13

  1. Become So Small

  1. God Made Me An Animal



Better Lover tour dates:

July 13 Buffalo, NY Rec Room (Early & Late Shows) SOLD OUT

July 14 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre

July 16 Chicago, IL The Salt Shed

July 17 Louisville, KY Old Forester’s Paristown Hall

July 18 Cleveland, OH The Foundry SOLD OUT

July 19 Reading, PA Santander Arena

July 21 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

July 22 Syracuse, NY Sharkey’s Bar and Grill

July 23 Toronto, ON RBC Echo Beach

July 24 Montreal, QC L’Olympia

July 25 Ottawa, ON Galerie SAW Gallery

July 27 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage

July 28 Brooklyn, NY Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

July 29 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion

July 30 Worcester, MA The Palladium Outdoors

July 31 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

August 1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

August 3 Tampa, FL Yuengling Center

August 4 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheater

August 5 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market

August 6 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy

August 8 New Orleans, LA Orpheum Theater

August 10 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

August 11 San Antonio, TX Boeing Center at Tech Port

August 12 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum

September 24 Birmingham, AL Furnace Fest

October 4 Brighton, UK Chalk

October 5 London, UK New Cross Inn SOLD OUT

October 6 London, UK The Dome SOLD OUT

October 7 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club (Early & Late Shows) SOLD OUT

October 14 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room SOLD OUT

October 15 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy SOLD OUT

October 16 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

July 14 to 30, and Aug. 1 to 12 with Underoath


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