Brooke Bentham

Brooke Bentham returns with new single,

 ‘Out Of My Mind

Heads out on tour with Soccer Mommy

“An austere beauty” The Times
“We think Brooke Bentham might be the Angel (Olsen) of the North” 
Loud & Quiet
“Fast becoming one of the UK’s brightest songwriting talents” 
Notion
“Brooke Bentham soars…formidable” 
The Line Of Best Fit
“Exquisite…a vocal that rivals pretty much anyone at this moment in time” 
Crack In The Road

“A prodigal talent “ Clash

Brooke Bentham returns today with ‘Out Of My Mind’, her first new single of the year and a striking statement of intent from the still-just-21-year-old. Brooke has also been confirmed to tour with Soccer Mommy around the UK this month – including a date at London’s Scala on September 13th – with further live and single plans to follow.

‘Out Of My Mind’ is a welcome return from Brooke Bentham, pairing her always-intimate, candid but ultimately cathartic storytelling with a tougher, expansive sound (and one that’s no less raw). Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller), lyrically ‘Out Of My Mind’ – says Brooke – “is about what happens when you don’t communicate fully in a relationship. The lyrics are pretty tongue in cheek and I wanted it to sound as though it comes from a place of anger. I’m still in the relationship I wrote it about, so it’s just really funny to me now.” 

Across two EPS – ‘This Rapture’, and ‘The Room Swayed’ – Brooke Bentham has crafted kitchen-sink dramas of exquisite detail, honesty, and quiet assurance.  Here is a young artist barely out of school whose voice nonetheless carries the weight of someone who has already lived a hundred lives already. Brooke was in fact born and raised – in large, part, fending for herself with three older brothers – in Southshields, before relocating to New Cross to study at Goldsmith’s. Then, she began to feel part of a wider arts community, forming her live band and finding a mutual sense of camaraderie among a new generation of South London creatives. Now focused on the harsh realities facing any young graduate – or in this case, the daunting job of writing a debut album – Brooke Bentham’s early sound swells and plummets in ways which feel as inspired by the alt-rock journeying of Ryan Adams as the emotive vocal depths of Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen.

Busy at work on further new music, ‘Out Of My Mind’ reaffirms Brooke Bentham as an artist whose musical maturity and ethic feels way beyond her years, but is more needed in 2018 than ever.

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LIVE (all dates supporting Soccer Mommy)

Tue, 04 Sept, UK, Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Wed, 05 Sept, UK, Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Fri, 07 Sept, Ireland, Dublin, The Grand Social
Sat, 08 Sept, UK, Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
Mon, 10 Sept, UK, Nottingham, Bodega
Tue, 11 Sept, UK, Bristol, Thekla

Wed, 12 Sept, UK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu, 13 Sept, UK, London, Scala
Fri, 14 Sept, Belgium, Ghent, Dok
Mon, 17 Sept, Sweden, Gothenburg, Oceanen
Tue, 18 Sept, Sweden, Stockholm, Melodybox
Wed, 19 Sept, Denmark, Copenhagen, Ideal Bar

For more info please contact thom@sonicpr.co.uk