Benefits 09-06-18 (Live @ Waywards, Bank Hotel)

Benefits – There’s a refreshing lack of cynicism or irony in the music of Benefits

Gig date: 6th September 2018

Venue: Waywards, Bank Hotel, Newtown, Sydney, Australia

Country of origin: Sydney, Australia

Members: Mason Lewtas (Lead Vocals and guitar), Ben Cauduro (Keys and vocals), Matthew Bilic (Bass and vocals) and Jordan Quilty (Drums)

Support or headline: Headline

Number of times seen band: 1

Genre: Indie, Pop and Rock

Rating: 8/10 guitars

My review:

  • I especially liked ‘Waste My Time’ and ‘Good To U’
  • Considering the size of the stage, I was very impressed with how much you moved around
  • Loved the windmill arms Mason! (It looked super cool)
  • Vocals and harmonies were spot on


Set List:

  1. Who’s to say?
  2. You Know (You Know?)
  3. Secrets in the night (Video I took)
  4. Turbulence
  5. Hill Starts
  6. Waste My Time
  7. Only One
  8. Fluoro Lights
  9. Good To U

Benefits are a band from Sydney, Australia, with a keen eye for pop history and songwriting. The five songs on their forthcoming debut EP Turbulence are wry, observational slices of life that feature the refined, cohesive lyricism and energy of a talented new songwriter, backed by organs, harmonies and open-hearted emotion in every song.

There’s a refreshing lack of cynicism or irony in the music of Benefits- a sincerity that’s backed by the growing confidence of Lewtas as an arranger as well as a songwriter. Written over the course of several years, Turbulence is a mature and considered introduction to Benefits. Awesome stuff guys, keep it up, and can’t wait for the EP to come out!

The Music Producer



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