Thu 31 Jul 2014

Interview with… Benjamin Booker


TRACKS ON TOUR: Benjamin Booker

21 year old New Orlean’s resident Benjamin Booker is without doubt one of the best new talents to cross the pond and hit our speakers. He comes across as a traditional soul man but calls his unique blend of indie, punk and blues ‘punk fuzz blues’ and I don’t think we could come up with a better title if we tried. You can easily see why Rough Trade Records have snapped him up and lucky for us he will be embarking on a UK tour including a special XFM Xposure show in Manchester. Tickets HERE

His brilliant generally fast paced live show sees him move through early Strokes-esque guitar riffs with punky fast paced tunes featuring heavy bluesy undertones. A truly unique style that is being embraced by many. Praise has poured in for Booker’s live shows, so much so that he was asked to join Jack White on tour across the US which he is currently half way through.

So with such an eclectic sound, we thought we would ask Benjamin to tell us which tracks he is currently listening to while on tour and he has not disappointed, offering us a diverse collection of music. Listen below or on our Spotify profile HERE.