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Benefits announce new details of debut album and sign to Invada Records

Benefits’ angry noises from the north east have found themselves strapped to Invada records ahead of their debut album.

Critically acclaimed Teesside duo Benefits will release their debut album NAILS through the label and are set for a headline tour starting in April.

Unveiling the announcement on Twitter inside Middlesborough’s Riverside Stadium “in the style of a player reveal video”, the new signings are set to debut their fresh sounds on April 21.

Frontman Kingsley Hall said: “We could have released a record at any point over the last couple of years but held back because I wanted to wait until the right people came along.”

Four years on from their crushing debut and the hefty cultural relevance found in their tracks, Benefits are set to shake things up with their debut release.

Hall, whose home region has often been overlooked, said: “The North East has always been modernist, even though it’s often painted as a backwards-looking area.

“It was at the forefront of steel-making and chemical works technology; a lot of the buildings are 60s and 70s concrete things.

“The way we try and articulate our messages is in a modernist way too. We’re not trying to hark back to Britpop or Arctic Monkeys B-sides.”

A full track listing for NAILS can be found below.

1. Marlboro Hundreds2. Empire3. Warhorse4. Shit Britain5. What More Do You Want6. Meat Teeth7. Mindset8. Flag9. Traitors10. Council Rust

Benefits are also set to tour the UK, bringing their brutal and brilliant sound to all corners of the country.

A full list of dates can be found below.

21/04 – Glasgow, UK, Rum Shack22/04 – Leeds, UK, Lending Room23/04 – Manchester, UK, Soup24/04 – Cardiff, UK, Clwb Ifor Bach25/04 – Tunbridge Wells, UK, Forum26/04 – Brighton, UK, Chalk27/04 – London, UK, 100 Club28/04 – Hebden Bridge, UK, Trades29/04 – Birmingham, UK, Hare And Hounds30/04 – Newcastle, UK, The Cluny04/05 – Belfast, NI, Deer’s Head Music Hall05/05 – Limerick, IRE, Dolans06/05 – Dublin, IRE, Workmans10/05 – Paris, FR, Supersonic19/05 – Rotterdam, NL, Rotown20/05 – Amsterdam, NL, London Calling26/05 – Catton Hall, UK, Bearded Theory Festival

The fun doesn’t stop there either, with Benefits dropping new track Warhorse, out now and listenable below.

Ewan Gleadow
Ewan Gleadow
Editor in Chief at Cult Following | News and culture journalist at Clapper, Daily Star, NewcastleWorld, Daily Mirror | Podcast host of (Don't) Listen to This | Disaster magnet

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