Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Dudley Benson: Steam Railways of Britain EP (Golden Retriever)
I'll tell you more about former Christchurch (now Auckland) singer-songwriter Benson soon, but it's enough for now that he was a real discovery for me when he opened for Casiotone For The Painfully Alone some months back. It was just him and a few cheap keyboards and tape machines (so he could sing counter melody with himself) and his songs were charming, sometimes a wee bit dark, often witty if not downright funny, and memorable. He's a former choirboy, but these days doesn't need anyone else. He's got a new EP out this week and has promised to send on a copy which I'll post as soon as I can. I'm a fan so by way of taster here is a track from his previous sold-out EP. Expect the mainstream media to be all over him this time round. The guy is unbelievably talented.