On our roster: Benedict

Crooning indie pop from NL


When you first hear Benedict’s epic and pensive ballads, it’s hard to picture the cheeky crooner responsible for the notes. Smits’ often nearly mumbling voice layers his lyrics over an intense and undulating piano accompanied by some gracefully arranged horn and string arrangements. Benedict steals his favourite elements from bands like The National, Tindersticks and Nick Cave. Precise drums, evocative, wistful lyrics and romantic and hectic layers of keyboard. Benedict is music to fall in love while holding each other tight. Benedict live, is like an Old Fashioned cocktail of Mad Men and Twin Peaks with Lana Del Rey’s counterpart as your bartender.