- MTV Iggy
From the Austrian Alps to the United Kingdom, from Japan to Germany to Iceland and back through Europe, Clues is the debut album of self-styled noisepop cosmopolitan Bensh... and the sum of a six year expedition to some of the most ecclectic places in pop.
The last months saw the trio garner a lot of airplay across Europe with How Come Nao, Doubt and Sweet Repeater. The list of comparisons Bensh have drawn in the press is long, diverse and illustrous: ‚The lovechild of Beck and Syd Barret’, Velvet Underground meets the early Animal Collective, indie-synth-pop with an infusion of ‚European Dylan’...
Following up on a a fantastic string of shows at last years NXNE Toronto, SXSW marks Bensh’s second trip to North America within just a few months. Clues is tentatively set to be released in the US and Japan in fall 2012. Around the globe in thirteen songs, and this journey is only just beginning.
Born in Innsbruck, Austria, Benjamin ‚Bensh’ Zombori studied composition in the UK in 2004. Still in Cardiff he joined forces with virtuoso synth-wizard Sion Trefor from. Initially a wildly experimenting duo, Bensh evolved into a noise-popping three piece when multi-instrumentalist Sevo joined the band. After a period of extensive songwriting and subsequent recording sessions with Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Art Brut) and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes), the band lived and worked in Japan, Germany, UK, Austria and Iceland, where the final mix of Clues was completed with Biggi Birgisson (Sigur Rós). Bensh are currently dividing their time between their homebases Cardiff/UK and Vienna/Austria. Clues is out now in Europe and will hit the US and Canada in fall 2012.
‘Irresistible songwriting and production’
- Unveiled Arts (NY, USA)
'Artist to Watch’
-T-Mobile Music Wire
- Cerys Matthews, BBC6
Fresh, juicy, catchy… an allround package’
- Radio FM4 (Austria)
‘A triumph of clever, intricate songwriting’
-Jeff Perkins (Blogcritics.com)
‘Reels off lyrics like a European Dylan’
-The Miniature Music Press (UK)
‘Rarely, if ever, has doubt sounded this enticing’
- My Old Kentucky Blog
‘Catchy and full of details’
- TBA magazine
‘An upbeat adventure and one of the best songs of the year’
- Last Stop Wonderland (on ‘Doubt’)
‘Smashing… Quirky… A unique sound and style’
-Future Music (UK)
'The Lovechild of Beck and Syd Barrett'