Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Mason Lewtas - Vox + guitar Ben Cauduro - Keys + vox Matthew Bilic - Bass + vox Jordan Quilty - Drums


Influences

Ryan Adams, Foxygen, Elvis Costello, Ariel Pink, Crowded House


Unearthed artists we like

Jody, Matrick Jones, The Francos


Website

Bio

The recording project of Mason Lewtas (Deep Sea Arcade, Hedge Fund, Matrick Jones), Benefits are a band with a keen eye for pop history and songwriting. The five songs on their forthcoming debut EP Turbulence are wry, observational slices of life that feature the refined, cohesive lyricism and energy of a talented new songwriter, backed by organs, harmonies and open-hearted emotion in every song. There’s a refreshing lack of cynicism or irony in the music of Benefits- a sincerity that’s backed by the growing confidence of Lewtas as an arranger as well as a songwriter. Written over the course of several years, Turbulence is a mature and considered introduction to Benefits.

The Benefits live band also features members of Matrick Jones, The Francos and Main Beach. Benefits are currently playing shows and readying themselves for the release of their debut EP in late 2018

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Sep 2018

Triple J
35

That looping guitar is candy for the ear.

That looping guitar is candy for the ear.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

elements of americana and classic 60s/70s sounds yanked forward to the now, it's infectious.

elements of americana and classic 60s/70s sounds yanked forward to the now, it's infectious.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

What a stompy little winner. Laconic, emotive songwriting with some truly gorgeous instrumentation

What a stompy little winner. Laconic, emotive songwriting with some truly gorgeous instrumentation