Benjamin Shaw’s debut EP is as good as they get (especially if by ‘they’ you mean ‘deliciously lo-fi, home-recorded, noisey folk’). It came out awhile ago, so I am sure that if you do not already own it, it is because you missed the boat the first time around. I can’t think of any other reasons for not having it.
Well then boat missers, you are all in luck. You can now get the digital version of this gem for only £1 (and hand-packaged CDs are also still available, and only a few coins more). I am not sure if this low, low price is only for a short period of time or if it will be like that forever. But if I were you, I wouldn’t take my chances.
In fact, I already own the album, but have gone and purchased it again just so it will show up in my Bandcamp collection. Plus Ben Shaw and Jamie Antihero are good folk and deserving of some money to put towards eating food.
Giveaway #2 - in honour of the Man Booker shortlist announcement today, we’re giving away Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary - repost today for a chance to win and we’ll choose a winner tomorrow. And keep checking in all this week for more giveaways.