Five years after the release of his debut, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has returned with a second album, ‘After The Rain’.
It’s being led by ‘Tilikum’, the album’s first track and a track written in the wake of the death of Benjamin’s father. In a post shared on Facebook, he explained that the event, “totally broke me”. “I was broken for a while,” he continues, “but putting what I wanted to say into songs has helped carry me back into the world again.”
Fragile and steeped in emotion, ‘Tilikum’ was written opposite his father’s old house and produced by Charlie Andrews (Alt-J, Money) - you can stream it below via Spotify.
‘After The Rain’ follows Benjamin’s 2011 debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ - it’s set for release on August 19th via Dirty Hit Records. Ahead of that, Benjamin’s lined up a mammoth spring tour - dates for that are below the player, with tickets on sale Monday.
21 Norwich, The Brickmakers
22 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
23 Oxford, Academy 2
24 Nottingham, The Bodega
26 Sheffield, The Harley
27 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
28 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
30 Leeds, Live At Leeds Festival
01 York, The Crescent
03 Manchester, The Night & Day Cafe
04 Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
05 Birmingham, The Rainbow Courtyard
06 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
07 Bristol, The Louisiana
09 Exeter, The Cavern
10 Southampton, The Joiners
11 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
12 London, The Borderline
13 Brighton, Green Door Store
15 Dublin, IE, Whelan’s (upstairs)
16 Amsterdam, NL, Amstelkerk
17 Brussels, BE, Les Nuits Botanique
18 Cologne, DE, Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
19 Paris, FR, Le Klub
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