Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Website

benjiandthesss.com

Bio

Since their formation in summer 2016/17, Benji and the Saltwater Sound System have hit the shore running. The group’s original tunes have matured quickly after being exposed to audiences at a snowballing number of live shows and high profile festivals slots. The group has selected a handful of these songs to form band’s first EP titled Coming Up for Water, which is due to be released Autumn in 2018.

The Coming Up for Water EP and the bands wider music draws upon front man Ben Fowler’s recent extended stint living in the remote reaches of the Solomon Islands. Benji and the SSS fuse these pacific flavours with the jazz, reggae, world folk and African roots of its members past musical projects to create hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies. Add to this the beautifully poignant lyrics that Ben has become known for and you can't help but expect something special from this new line-up.

 The artists in Benji and the Saltwater Sound System have had the honour of playing at acclaimed festivals including; Woodford, the National Folk Festival, Summer Sounds, the Dreaming Festival, Granite Town, Peak Festival, Palm Creek, Corinbank, Sydney Blues Festival, and Illawarra Folk Festival just to name a few.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

27 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

Best kind of let loose blues roots track filled with delicious elements that make the world a better place to be in.

Best kind of let loose blues roots track filled with delicious elements that make the world a better place to be in.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

20 Apr 2018

Triple J
35

Super groovy and fun listen.

Super groovy and fun listen.

Review

Steven

23 Apr 2018

45

I can feel the sand between my toes when I listen to this one. Nice groove.

I can feel the sand between my toes when I listen to this one. Nice groove.