Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Pictures (GZUS Remix)”

Artist: Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Hails From: UK
Featured Track: “Pictures (GZUS Remix)”

There are times I leave my garage rock proclivities behind for a softer sound. And I do confess I have a little soft spot for Ben and his haunting melodies. The success of his debut album “Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm” will bring him stateside, with a North American Tour that will begin at SXSW and take him through May.

February 20 / Cardiff, The Globe
February 21 / Bath, Komedia
February 22 / London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
February 23 / Manchester Academy 2
February 24 / Glasgow ABC 2
April 10 /  New York, Bowery Ballroom
April 13 / Philadelphia, Johnny Brendas
April 14 / Washington, DC
April 16 / Boston, Brighton Music Hall
April 17 / Montreal, Divan Orange
April 18 / Toronto, Mod Club
April 20 / Chicago, Lincoln Hall
April 21 / Minneapolis, Triple Rock
April 23 / Winnipeg, West End Cult Centre
April 24 / Saskatchewan, Amigo’s
April 26 / Edmonton, Pawn Shop
April 27 / Calgary, SAIT
April 28 / Nelson, The Royal
April 30 / Whistler, Lucky
May 01 / Vancouver, Biltmore Cabaret
May 03 / Seattle, Crocodile
May 04 / Portland, Mississippi
May 08 / San Francisco, Independent
May 11 / Los Angeles, Troubadour
May 12 / San Diego, Casbah

Benjamin Leftwich – “Rebellion (Arcade Fire Cover)”

Artist: Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Album: A Million Miles Out (EP)
Homeland: UK (York & London)
Track: “Rebellion (Arcade Fire Cover)”

“Come on hide your lovers underneath the covers…” Just loved this stripped down cover of Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion” from UK singer/songwriter Benjamin Leftwich. It gives new perspective and appreciation to Win Butler’s lyrics and almost seems more fitting, given the context, in this tempo. Well done, Benjamin. His debut EP “A Million Miles Out” out now that is simply lovely. And the fact that we use the same typefonts for our logos is even all the more compelling. Check out the video for one of the tracks on the EP, “Atlas Hands”.