Benin City are a band that reflect the diversity of London, and use their music as an exploration of social and political issues. Their second album tackled the notion of the depleting London club scene due to the closure of significant underground club venues and their forthcoming EP looks set to tackle other interesting themes head on. Both a celebration and interrogation of what it is to be a Londoner, their often stark lyrics are complemented by upbeat and dance friendly production, creating a truly unique prospect.
Recording and performing with the likes of Sons of Kemet, Portugal. The Man and Comet Is Coming and with an EP expected later this year, Benin City are only just getting started.