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. Empire 3. Warhorse 4. Shit Britain 5. What More Do You Want 6. Meat Teeth 7. Mindset 8. Flag 9. Traitors 10. 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 Room 23/04 – Manchester, UK, Soup 24/04 – Cardiff, UK, Clwb Ifor Bach 25/04 – Tunbridge Wells, UK, Forum 26/04 – Brighton, UK, Chalk 27/04 – London, UK, 100 Club 28/04 – Hebden Bridge, UK, Trades 29/04 – Birmingham, UK, Hare And Hounds 30/04 – Newcastle, UK, The Cluny 04/05 – Belfast, NI, Deer’s Head Music Hall 05/05 – Limerick, IRE, Dolans 06/05 – Dublin, IRE, Workmans 10/05 – Paris, FR, Supersonic 19/05 – Rotterdam, NL, Rotown 20/05 – Amsterdam, NL, London Calling 26/05 – Catton Hall, UK, Bearded Theory Festival
The fun doesn’t stop there either, with Benefits dropping new track Warhorse, out now and listenable below.