Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Matt Corby, Father John Misty, Rex Orange County, D.D. Dumbo


Influences

Dean Martin, Vulfpeck, Split Enz, Lianne Le Havas, Anderson. Paak


Unearthed artists we like

Benefits, Matrick Jones, The Francos


Website

www.benjamino.com.au/

Bio

Hailing from the sunny shores of Wollongong NSW, multi-instrumentalist Ben Cauduro is Benjamino. Since his inception in late 2019, Benjamino has showcased his eclectic mix of soul, funk and indie pop in his first 12 months of existence. With four singles released and a debut EP on the way, Benjamino is developing a reputation as “one of the finest under the radar Australian singer-songwriters out there” (It’s All Indie). His recent single, Paradise Is Here, featured heavily on international blogs, playlists, community radio, as well as receiving radio airplay on Triple J’s Roots ‘n All program. 
In early 2020 Benjamino also played his first live shows, presenting a captivating performance with his 7-piece band, opening for artists such as Fletcher Gull and Petiguana. "An essence of nostalgia underpins his work, as though his musical style is like a sponge that’s soaked up teachings and techniques from every record he’s ever listened to, making him an incredibly exciting artist to watch out for" (Turtle Tempo). With his debut EP to be released in November, Benjamino is quickly becoming one the most exciting new indie artists on the rise.

Following the release of two singles in 2020, Benjamino is back yet again with his new track Patience. The new song will be the third offering from his debut EP, titled Open Up The Vault. The Wollongong indie artist wrote the song after being fired from a gig and it is about dealing with rejection as well as moving on from adversity. Majestic keyboard arpeggios, chromatic ascending chords and a driving rhythm section lay the foundations for the lyrical message, which is essentially that a good life is the best revenge. For anyone who has been knocked back, let go or left behind, this song is your new anthem. With his trademark voice “the flavour of temple orange and charred cinnamon bark” (RAW RAMP) over the top of electronic synth textures and prominent horn lines, Patience can be placed in-between the sounds of Tame Impala and Rex Orange County. Once again, Benjamino is about to make you tap your foot and think about life at the same time.

Review

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

29 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Awesome widescreen pop that's bold and keeps you guessing. Love this Benjamino!

Awesome widescreen pop that's bold and keeps you guessing. Love this Benjamino!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

23 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

Big, bombastic, hornfilled indie-pop with the spirit of Jens Lekman and an early 90s aesthetic

Big, bombastic, hornfilled indie-pop with the spirit of Jens Lekman and an early 90s aesthetic

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

WOW, this king of takes me back to the early days of seeing live bands for the first time.
The vocals are so smooth and soulful, like an omnipresent guardian angel and the horns take things to higher levels of pure joy. How all the instruments come together and sway between that 60/70's soul vibe and the indie vibe is excellent.

WOW, this king of takes me back to the early days of seeing live bands for the first time.
The vocals are so smooth and soulful, like an omnipresent guardian angel and the horns take things to higher levels of pure joy. How all the instruments come together and sway between that 60/70's soul vibe and the indie vibe is excellent.