Benjamin Spike Saunders wants to do standup, but he’s too much of a coward. Instead, Benjamin decided to stick to what he knows: button collecting, making creepy dolls, and writing music in his room.
‘Tonsil Wife’ is his first ill-fated shot at stardom; a collection of songs written and recorded in Benjamin’s room over the last few years via whatever microphones he could get his hands on – but mostly via his phone.
Snapshots and sketches, the fragility of the songs often make it feel like you’re peeping through a floorboard crack into Benjamin’s bedroom. Lead single ‘Delicate’ shimmers and glitches under the soft guitars, deceptively layered and rich, whilst ‘Ernest’, a touching tribute to Benjamin’s late grandfather features Fenne Lily on backing vocals.