Benin City have shared their new single 'Lord Of The Manor' - tune in now.
The three piece match club currents to astute lyricism and some taut songwriting, bolstered by a bolshy, effervescent live energy.
Continually creative, the trio - vocalists Joshua Idehen and Shanaz Dorsett and multi-instrumentalist Tom Leaper - are currently finishing off a new EP.
New single 'Lord Of The Manor' leads the way, and it's a supremely confident return, one etched in London parlance.
It's a day in the life of a kid in the capital, something Joshua Idehen describes as "defiance, survival, and a grin..."
Produced by Ghost Culture, 'Lord Of The Manor' is a storming piece of dance-pop. Joshua explains:
“I saw a young boy doing a wheelie with no front wheel down Morningside Lane Street, staring down all comers with a “yeah, and what?’ grin on his face. The image appears to be as a moment of defiance, like not even a stolen wheel can steal momentum, which seems to encapsulate my understanding of my working class upbringing in Britain: defiance, survival, and a grin.”
Tune in now.
Catch Benin City at London's Bermondsey Social Club on December 3rd.
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