Gideon Bensen of The Preatures has surprised everyone with a new solo project released through his own record label Puncture Records. His debut single "All New Low" was co-produced by Tony Buchen (Montaigne, Mansionair) alongside Gideon Bensen and premiered last night on Richard Kingsmill’s '2015' on Triple J and you can listen here:
> STREAM: Gideon Bensen - "All New Low"
“All New Low, took everything out of me.” said Gideon. “While on tour with The Preatures, I found myself working on tracks more and more, up at all hours, in transit, in hotel rooms, wherever I could setup. I was obsessed. I felt like I wanted to push myself more. I had some time in Sydney between tours so I contacted my old friend and producer Tony Buchen with some songs and ideas for an 80s/90s new wave/soul record. I told him, "If I do it I have to go all out. I don’t want to sound like I ever have before.”
While recording "All New Low," Bensen was heavily influenced by hip hop and beat making. “It’s a world I never really explored until now. I was inspired by acts like N.W.A, Bomb da Bass, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah’ and wanted to incorporate that into what I was doing."
Bensen enlisted the help of friends Megan Washington to perform backing vocals, Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) on guitar and Carlos Adura (The Tambourine Girls) on drums and the song was mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, The Faint) and mastered by Leon Zervos (Wu Tang Clan, Beastie Boys).
Gideon will be playing one off shows in Melbourne and Sydney, February 2016. Tickets are on sale now.