Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


Sounds like

CHVRCHES, Garbage, Nine Inch Nails, The xx


band members

Sophie Benjamin - vocals, synths, guitar, production Ben Breitenstein - drums, synths, production


Influences

Goldfrapp, Deftones, Garbage, Purity Ring


Unearthed artists we like

Exhibitionist, half/cut, WE SET SAIL


Bio

Spokesmodel is a synth pop duo from the east coast of Australia. Sophie Benjamin sings and writes lyrics, Ben Breitenstein plays drums and makes beats. All other instrumentation, programming, writing and production is done by both of them in their respective studios in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Spokesmodel began in the dreary Melbourne winter of 2017 which Sophie spent nursing a broken ankle. Housebound, cranky and unable to play guitar comfortably, she channeled her frustrations into experimenting with synths and production software. She sent these demos to longtime friend Ben in Brisbane, who had played on recordings of Sophie's previous solo project and currently drums in Brisbane rock stalwarts We Set Sail. They soon discovered that rather than being a limitation, living in cities 1700km apart gave them a sense of creative freedom beyond the constraints of the scenes, cliques and politics of any one city’s music scene. So with a Dropbox account, two copies of cross-platform recording software Reaper and some spectacular communication skills, Spokesmodel was born.

Ceiling Roses is Spokesmodel’s first single, and will be followed by further singles drip-fed onto streaming services throughout the year. Engage as little or as much as you like via www.spokesmodelband.com .

Review

Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Jun 2018

Super Reviewer
40

As someone who's known Sophie for years and seen their music go from earnest singer-songwriter to noisy rock, I'd have never anticipated a shift into dark electro-pop. Still, more fool me - this is the most assured and confident I've ever heard them sound, and Ceiling Roses is already turning into one of my most listened-to songs of the year. Fascinated to see where this goes nex...

As someone who's known Sophie for years and seen their music go from earnest singer-songwriter to noisy rock, I'd have never anticipated a shift into dark electro-pop. Still, more fool me - this is the most assured and confident I've ever heard them sound, and Ceiling Roses is already turning into one of my most listened-to songs of the year. Fascinated to see where this goes next.

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Review by rrobby rrobby

01 Jun 2018

35

more please

more please

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Review by heathceccato Heath Ceccato

04 Jun 2018

50

Cool sound. Like the songwriting. Strong theme. I'd compress the masters louder probably?

Cool sound. Like the songwriting. Strong theme. I'd compress the masters louder probably?