Benedict Benjamin Reveals New Video ‘Thin Skin’

November 4, 2015



Thin Skin


Taken from the album ‘Night Songs’
out March 25th on Sugarcoat Records

“It’s no surprise that Benedict Benjamin is one of the most hotly-tipped new voices on these shores, because what a voice it is.”GOLDFLAKEPAINTAn introverted yet inviting experience, words tumble forth in a manner that is both wry and deeply analytical.” – CLASH

Benedict Benjamin is the new project from Ben Rubinstein formerly of critically acclaimed UK indie-folk acts The Mariner’s Children and Peggy Sue (Wichita). ‘Thin Skin’, the first track to be taken from his debut solo long player ‘Night Songs’, undercuts it’s Tom Petty influenced garage rock with introspective lyrics that are both frank and poetic, treading a similar path to Kurt Vile and The War on Drugs.

This new video directed by Temujin Doran takes Benedict to the limit of his endurance. He says:

It’s a one-take video that we were only able to shoot once due to all the mess we made that had to be cleaned up. It also hurt quite a lot and I could smell lemon meringue pie on my skin for a week afterwards. The song is about sensitivity and honesty and resilience so I kind of thought a video of me being beaten whilst trying to retain my composure tied into that in a roundabout way. The video was directed by my friend Temujin Doran and features the aggressive hands of Andy Jenkin and Andrzej Sosnowski.

His debut album, ‘Night Songs’, released 25th March 2016 on Sugarcoat Records, is a collection of timeless songs recorded in a series of churches, bedrooms and kitchens across London and Kent with UK-based musician and producer Dan Blackett (Landshapes, Bella Union).

UK live dates:

11th Servant’s Jazz Quarters, LONDON
17th The Borderline, LONDON
22nd The Finsbury. LONDON
24th The Pickle Factory, LONDON

The Slaughtered Lamb, LONDON


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