Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Wednesday 26th February 2020
+ Bonnie Milnes + Bella Spinks
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £16.50 + booking fee / £20.50 on the door
Ben takes in the Komedia on an intimate UK tour for February and March 2020, which will see him play in venues he hasn’t before around the country.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns with new single ‘Elephant’
‘Elephant’ is the first piece of material to surface since his acclaimed album ‘Gratitude’, released earlier this year, his most powerfully personal, and intimate, music to date. The single is taken from a forthcoming EP due this autumn on Dirty Hit.
Where ‘Gratitude’ saw Ben embrace more electronic elements and bring darker production nuances into play, ‘Elephant’ takes him back to his roots, as those signature hushed vocals impact over an ethereal choir backdrop and delicate guitars.
Speaking about ‘Elephant’, Ben said: “For me, this song is about re-connecting with personal history and unresolved sadness through a clearer and more compassionate lens than was looked through before. I have always loved elephants for their strength, beauty and unique nature, and so using the idiom of an ‘elephant in the room’ felt right in writing about the past from a kinder and calmer perspective.
I think this song is an observation on re-engaging with past trauma for growth, rather than seeing it as something to ignore and pretend isn’t there, or never even happened.”
‘For Leftwich, Gratitude is a triumph in its own existence…such a wonderful collection of songs’. The line of best fit
Formerly of The Lungs, Gwen and South Bank Suicide Club, Bonnie Milnes combines elements of confessional lyricism and immersive pop to brings her unique vocal and indie-folk songwriting talent to the stage with Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Singer-songwriter Bella Spinks released her debut album, ‘Homeostasis’, in 2018 on Sublime Recordings. Showcasing her signature piano style and inventive vocals, she has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Carole King and Regina Spektor, but the album’s unique, compelling and hypnotic world is all her own.
Hailing from Brighton, Bella grew up listening to Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Jonatha Brooke, played her first gig at Brighton’s Concorde 2 at only 12 years of age and has since gone on to support Ellie Goulding, The Staves, Rae Morris, Ron Sexsmith, Low Chimes, Sea of Bees, Viv Albertine, Laetitia Sadia, Alex Winston, Basia Bulat, The Apache Relay, Foy Vance, Jake Isaac, Robert Ellis and Husky. She has also played Together The People and Norwich Sound & Vision Festivals and Communion shows in London, Brighton and Leeds.
‘Homeostasis’ was produced by Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, Denai Moore) and features string arrangements by Tom Hobden (Noah and The Whale).
‘Bella has the true instincts of every born poet, lyricist or writer that ever breathed’ Tom Robinson 6music