Benjamin Francis Leftwich: at The Brudenell on 4 April

Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s latest album,Some Things Break, consists of ten new tracks, all written and performed by Leftwich, and follows his previous album To Carry A Whale, released in 2021. The album sees a subtle reinvention in Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s sound and the honesty laid bare in the album’s lyrics.

Some Things Break was written over the course of the past two years at locations across the globe including London, Nashville, Washington and Stockholm. It was produced by Grammy Award-winning Jimmy Hogarth, who has produced for the likes of Amy Winehouse, Sia and Antony and The Johnsons. Some Things Break also features collaborations with fellow songwriters Mikky Ekko, Jamie Squire from The 1975 and Jon Green. The album was mixed by Jonathan Gilmore and mastered by Robin Schmidt.

As well as a broader range in Benjamin’s voice, Some Things Break features a richer instrumentation compared with the more stripped-back sound of his earlier work. His unmistakeable acoustic guitar remains present throughout but is at times backed with the sound of pianos, choirs, subtle drum beats and effects that help create a dense and layered soundscape for his candid and vulnerable lyrics.

Aside from his own material, Benjamin’s songwriting, co-writing and collaboration with other writers and artists has grown and evolved hugely over recent years, having written with the likes of The 1975, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Jethwa, Holly Humberstone, Rachel Chinouriri and CMAT.


I’m Always Saying Sorry
Moon Landing Hoax
Break In The Weather
New York
Some Things Break
Spokane, Washington
God’s Best
A Love Like That
Only You
Don’t Give Up On Light

A Love Like That from Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s latest album, SOME THINGS BREAK with a live performance video is available to watch here:

Following the release of Some Things Break, Benjamin will embark on a full UK and Irish tour. Dates are:


Thursday 04 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Friday 05 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre

Saturday 06 EDINBURGH Summerhall

Monday 08 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall

Tuesday 09 BRISTOL Lantern

Wednesday 10 LONDON Earth Theatre

Thursday 11 CARDIFF Acapela Studio

Saturday 13 DUBLIN Workman’s Club

Sunday 14 BELFAST Limelight 2


Thursday 18 YORK Museum Gardens

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More about Benjamin Francis Leftwich

He is a highly acclaimed York-born singer and songwriter who was the first act to be signed by Dirty Hit Records (The 1975, Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee, Rina Sawayama, Pale Waves, Bleachers). His first album, Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, debuted in the UK Top 40 in 2011. It included the hit singles Atlas Hands and Shine and was praised by fans and critics alike for the new artist’s disarming honesty, with his lyrics lauded for their candidness and vulnerability. His arrival heralded a boom in the UK singer songwriter scene and led to Leftwich being a stalwart on radio stations and festival stages throughout the country.

Following a five year hiatus, Leftwich returned in 2016 with new album After The Rain, a critically acclaimed release dubbed as, “fragile, precious and oddly comforting” by The Guardian in their 4* review. He followed that with third album Gratitude in 2019, deemed “graceful and honest” by DIY magazine, before releasing To Carry A Whale in 2021. That record was met with further critical praise, with Clash magazine declaring Leftwich “a master at sculpting gentle soundscapes that deliver raw reflections”.

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Photography by Harvey Pearson.

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