New Release & Tour: Mr Ben & The Bens – Watering Can

Having last month announced the release of their new album Life Drawing, available 10th July via Bella Union, Mr Ben & The Bens have now shared a new track titled “Watering Can” from the LP.

Of the track, bandleader Ben Hall says: “Watering can is a gently-swaying brassy ode to small town life. I took up gardening recently as our band obtained an allotment and I loved the image of a watering can becoming a metaphor for good intentions. Lyrically the track deals with the themes of lost love, claustrophobia and aspirational dreams that somehow never seem to be realised. The song is the finale of the new album and I wanted it to be that very specific combination of uplifting melancholy.”

Listen below…

Additionally, Mr Ben & The Bens have announced news of their rescheduled Spring tour with all the dates moving to September and some new shows being added…

Friday 4th September – York – Fulford Arms
Saturday 5th September – Margate – Elsewhere
Monday 7th September – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Tuesday 8th September – Bristol – The Louisiana
Wednesday 9th September – Sheffield – Picture House Social
Thursday 10th September – Edinburgh – Sneaky Petes
Friday 11th September – Glasgow – Broadcast
Sunday 13th September – Preston – The Ferret
Monday 14th September – Manchester – Gullivers
Tuesday 15th September – Guildford – The Boileroom
Wednesday 16th September – Portsmouth – Wedgwood Rooms
Thursday 17th September – Brighton – Green Door Store
Friday 18th September – Cambridge – The Blue Moon
Saturday 19th September – London – The Lexington
Sunday 20th September – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club


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