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Ben Marwood Releases New Album ‘Get Found’ on April 7th

SEEN has been enjoying the lo-fi and heartfelt musicianship of Ben Marwood. His long-awaited return as one of Xtra Mile Recordings’ most treasured artists, sees the release of ‘Get Found’ on 7th April 2017.

It coincides with Ben’s first tour in over 3 years – taking in some of the UK’s best independent venues. Support comes from label mate Non Canon and on select dates, Helen Chambers.

Ben has come back from a year-long illness after performing at the 2012 Olympics Ceremony supporting Frank Turner. 2014-15 saw him writing many new songs yet still dogged by illness, which saw him only able to play sporadically. As Ben observes: ‘Mind over matter only works if your mind wants to play ball.’

The album is poetic, thoughtful and unsparing, personal and almost confessional in tone, yet somehow infused with Ben Marwood’s delight at being back. It’s surprisingly intimate; the guitar of ‘In Black and White’ sounds like it’s right next to your head. That’s the magic of Marwood, he sounds like he’s singing just for you. SEEN’s favourite was the spare piano and guitar of ‘Kick Out, Kick On’. The lyrics bear repeated listening to appreciate them fully. SEEN anticipates that the live gigs will be packed with fans who have done just that, ready to celebrate Marwood’s return.

6th – Brunswick, Brighton*
7th – Monarch, London
8th – Southsea Sound, Portsmouth

10th – Crofters Rights, Bristol*
11th – Bodega, Nottingham*
12th – Fulford Arms, York*
14th – Opium, Edinburgh
15th – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
16th – Guklliver’s Manchester*
*Supported by Helen Chambers

‘Get Found’ is available from iTunes, and Xtra Mile.

Check out the new single “Baby, You’re a Mess’:

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.