Benjamin Folke Thomas will release his new album Modern Man on 9 November ahead of a run of UK tour dates opening at Manchester’s The Castle.
The Scandinavian-born singer’s album promises to be filled with sardonic tales of love, hate and double standards. The ten track Modern Man draws on folk, country and blues, revealing the conflict between self-confidence and fear of the future. The album features new single Stuff Of Dreams.
Modern Man was recorded in just two days in Gothenburg and features Johannes Mattsson (bass), Henning Sernhede (guitar) and Erik Berndtsson (drums). The album marks the follow up to 2017’s Copenhagen.
Benjamin Folke Thomas grew up on a secluded island off the coast of Sweden, populated by mainly evangelical Christians. However, Ben never found God. He discovered grunge music instead, and at the age of 11 he was playing drums in a punk band before turning to Folk and Americana music after seeing Kurt Cobain’s performance of ‘In The Pines’ on Unplugged.
He released her debut studio album Too Close To Here in 2013, with follow-up Rogue State of Mind landing two years later.
Speaking about the recording of Modern Mann, Benjamin Folke Thomas commented, “I wanted it to be recorded quickly and I wrote a lot of songs on the piano for the first time. I wanted to get away from just writing about myself and my broken heart and all that sort of thing – or at least to do it by taking the piss out of myself with sardonic humour.”
When does Benjamin Folke Thomas headline at Manchester’s The Castle?
Benjamin Folke Thomas headlines at Manchester’s The Castle on Wednesday 21 November 2018. The Manchester gig is the opening show of his six night headline tour:
21 November – Manchester, The Castle
22 November – Corby, The White Hart
23 November – Stroud, The Prince Albert
24 November – Winchester, Railway Inn
25 November – London, The Lexington
26 November – Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Cafe