Benedict Benjamin is Ben Rubinstein, formerly of The Mariner’s Children and Peggy Sue. After writing and recording his debut, Ben turned to a more full band sound for his second album ‘Truant,’ which was written just before and after becoming a father and is about the panic and pragmatism of expecting and then becoming a parent. The early sixties influence of The Everly Brothers is still present in the melodies, but now there is an urgency and grit to the instrumentation that sits somewhere between The Velvet Underground and Tom Petty, or more recent forbears such as Kevin Morby and Angel Olsen. Both Night Songs and Truant were produced by Dan Blackett (Landshapes, Bella Union). Truant will be released May 3 2019.