A photo of Benefits who play live at Clwb Ifor Bach in April 2023.

Benefits

Scrounge
Monday 24/04/2023
  • Benefits
  • Scrounge
  • Date: Monday 24/04/2023
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £12/£15
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach

A wall of sound constructed of rawness and rage; Benefits describe themselves as a band from a forgotten corner of the northeast of England, and their music seeks to confront just that.

Forming in 2019 and consisting of Kingsley Hall on vocals, Robbie Major and Hugh Major on synths and noise, and Cat Myers on drums they quickly evolved from a fairly standard IDLES-lite shouty punk rock outfit to a highly politicised group that merges noise, hip hop, industrial rock, electronica, garage and an angry twitter feed to get it’s point across.

A completely DIY outfit, (no management, no label, no PR) and despite having zero radio play (due to the nature of their lyrics), through their releases in 2021 they managed to gain fans as diverse as Sleaford Mods, Black Francis, Garbage and Elijah Wood as well as getting significant features in the NME and the Quietus.