Every Kingdom and its recent follow-up, The Burgh Island EP, was recorded in a converted barn out in the Devonshire countryside. While the past couple of years have without a doubt been busy, life on the road with old friends - India on cello, and Chris on bass and drums – has made them a close knit unit, and given them all a "heightened awareness of sound”. You can hear it too, in the gentle, note perfect harmonies and the fragility in which they are delivered.
Growing up in Devon, a county in the South West of England, Ben surrounded himself with the richly textured music in his parents'
record collection. “Van Morrison, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel,” he says. “That’s what we’d listen to in the house and in the car wherever we were going.” It was these records that encouraged him to pick up a guitar, re-stringing his mum’s Spanish nylon acoustic as a young lad.
"I think people can hear that when the band and I play, we really mean it. I have always written songs that draw on my own emotions, and I don't want to try and hide any of it. I guess everyone relates to raw emotion." Ben explains.