Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


band members

Sophie Benjamin - vocals, synths, guitar, samples programming Ben Breitenstein - drums, beats, synths, samples, programming


Influences

Garbage, Nine Inch Nails, Phantogram, Purity Ring


Unearthed artists we like

Exhibitionist, half/cut, WE SET SAIL


Website

www.spokesmodelband.com

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, 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.

Means To An End is their third single. Engage as little or as much as you like via www.spokesmodelband.com - or find out more about our plan.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Oct 2018

Triple J
35

Super cool to hear this duo give us something like this. Dark and dramatic cyber pop with a commanding delivery.

Super cool to hear this duo give us something like this. Dark and dramatic cyber pop with a commanding delivery.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

19 Oct 2018

Triple J
35

crash course in extra-dimensional haptics. could reach out and touch the tension in this.

crash course in extra-dimensional haptics. could reach out and touch the tension in this.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

18 Oct 2018

Triple J
35

This is the song that plays in an early nineties movie while a high skilled computer programmer hacks a millionaire villains security software.

This is the song that plays in an early nineties movie while a high skilled computer programmer hacks a millionaire villains security software.