Benin City, the London-based three-piece comprised of vocalist and poet Joshua Idehen, vocalist Shanaz Dorsettwith multi-instrumentalist Tom Leaper, today announce details of their new album, Last Night. An ode to London’s nightlife, Last Night is the follow-up to the band’s debut project, Fires in the Park, and will be released via Moshi Moshi Records on 6th April 2018. They also unveil “All Smoke, No Fire” along with an accompanying film directed by Shaun James Grant, highlighting the “systematic degradation of London’s once-thriving club scene” ( The Line Of Best Fit ).
Benin City’s Joshua Idehen said the following about the video:
“We met up with Shaun Grant; we’d loved his work with Lemonade Money and Mikey Lightfoot. We ranted over pints about Passing Cloud’s demise and gentrification in general, the changes in our respective neighbourhoods and our helplessness. In him we found a twin creative spirit who shared our anger and visual ideas and knew how to present them on camera. It was shot on a single night. We asked our friends – poets, musicians, journalists – to meet us at various times, in front of closed clubs, Brixton Arches and libraries. There were too many. The last voice we got, Ben, was just someone who we’d met whilst filming in front of Carnegie Library. He’d organised a squat party to delay its closing down and he wanted to say something.”