+ Debut Album Set For Spring 2014 Release
22-year-old New Orleans based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade Records’ newest signing, releases his debut single ‘Violent Shiver’ digitally.
Stream the track on Spotify here: http://www.smarturl.it/zp9m8q And get a taste for what he and drummer Max Norton are like live here:
A 7” of ‘Violent Shiver,’ backed with ‘Spoon Out My Eyeballs,’ will be released on 9th May.
Booker’s debut album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff), will be released this Spring (full details coming soon!) via Rough Trade
Booker has been hand-picked to open for Jack White on a series of US July dates, and following his first UK headline tour in May will play a series of US dates with Courtney Barnett & Drive By Truckers. He is currently on tour in the US with Hurray For The Riff Raff.
“Benjamin Booker blasted a raw brand of blues/boogie/soul,” observed the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot in his SXSW wrap-up. “He likes to leave the rough edges intact, bringing to mind the houserockin’ records that Hound Dog Taylor once did for Alligator Records in the ’70s.” American Songwriter said, “The 22-year-old New Orleans guitarist/songwriter – joined live by drummer/mandolin player Max Norton – took the stage as an unknown and…stepped off the stage a conqueror.” “It might look like just two people onstage but Benjamin Booker’s voice surely counts as a band member in its own right. Soulful and sandpaper-rough…” noted The Guardian while NME said, “he takes the ripped, raw racket of The Dirtbombs and smothers it in fuzzy, inherently moody-sounding riffs that recall The Gun Club and T Rex in equal measure.”