My very good pal Ben Farrell(Facebook Link) is a strange chap. He’s a very strange chap and he has a record available on Band Camp via Different Circle Records.
Ben Farrell is an Irish immigrant living and working in the harder parts of Glasgow for over a decade. A late developer to the music scene, he finally found some drive and has managed to creep onto the musical radar of those with curious obsessions.
His music has echoes of the past mixed with issues of the present. Melodic picking characterises many of his songs that often describe our darker thought processes which are relieved by moments of the absurd.
So how would you describe Farrell’s music?
Imagine The Smiths bumping into Syd Barrett at an anti nuclear demo before heading off to an opium den, strange lyrics complemented by intricate melodies.