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Mr Ben & the Bens

Life Drawing

bella union


Released: 10th Jul 2020


white lp

Released: 10th Jul 2020


charming indie-folk-cum-dream-pop wafts across this balmy album from the mind of lancashire's ben hall.

'Life Drawing' presents twelve brightly plaintive, character-driven vignettes, set to warm, acoustic, indie-folk-pop backdrops after its predecessor’s close encounters of the synth-driven kind. A “cloudy thread of narrative” is present, Hall explains, but this time it’s left open for listeners to map routes through it. “The idea with the title is that the songs are character sketches, & their stories coalesce in a place that has a bit of all the towns in the North of England I’ve lived in. Bits of myself in the stories came out unintentionally, so I’d like it if the listener could find those semi-truths from the songs & place them into their own experiences.” fans of the stroppies, the shins & real estate will be most gratified by this fine piece of work.



Life Drawing


  1. On The Beach
  2. How Do You Do?
  3. Danny
  4. Faithful Hound
  5. Astral Plane
  6. Minor Keys
  7. Beast In The House
  8. Walking To An Open Sky
  9. The Wind On Spittlehill
  10. Irish Rain
  11. Closing Time
  12. Watering Can