Saturday, January 28, 2006

Awake Is The New Sleep

Once upon a time there were Three Bens. The most famous was Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five. Then came Ben Kweller. And The Ben that people struggle to remember, perhaps due to his less memorable name, is Ben Lee, an Australian singer-songwriter. Luckily, people haven't really forgotten about him, because he's too good to be missed. A Ben Lee gig is one of those gigs where you come out wanting to cuddle just everybody, the warmth of the music being just so. I caught Ben at Magnet in Berlin on 26th January and he played a mixture of old songs, covers, songs off his lovely new album, Awake Is The New Sleep and a song inspired by Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which was so true that it made my spine tingle thinking of the intensity of their live show. You can download the song following this link.

Ben Lee is currently on an extensive European tour. Take a chance and go and see him. And you'll be smiling all the way until Spring!

posted by Robbie de Santos at 1/28/2006 06:08:00 pm


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