The Bennies


BIO

THE BENNIESは、2009年に結成されたオーストラリア出身の4ピースSKA PARTY PUNKバンド。
オーストラリアのレーベルBRIDGE SOUNDSを通じてDOINGLIFEと出会い、2010年には彼らとジャパンツアーを行った。更に単独でシンガポール、マレーシアにも渡り、ライブを敢行。
オーストラリアの各地では150以上のライブを重ね、国際的なバンドであるAGGROLITES, MAD CADDIES, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, LEFT OVER CRACK, STREETLIGHT MANIFESTOのサポートも努めた。
2011年にはJACKKNIFE MUSICより 1st アルバム”PARTY!PARTY!PARTY!”をリリース。
2012年にはBRIDGE SOUNDSより、THE BENNIES日本初EPをリリース & ジャパンツアー。
2013年にはBRIDGE SOUNDSより、THE BENNIES日本初FULL ALBUMをリリース、そして再びジャパンツアーも予定している。

The Bennies (formerly Mxdonnx) are a four piece band from Melbourne. Inspired by The Clash, Sublime and Rancid, 
The Bennies consider themselves a party band. Elements of hip-hop, psychedelic, metal and pop also influence the band into their own fun loving style.

 Although the punk/ska genre may sometimes be considered dated, The Bennies breathe life into the style by performing with extreme energy, enthusiasm and an unbashful love to party. Their line-up is guitar, bass, drums, microkorg and the singer utilizes delay vocal effects as well. Their bouncy bass lines, fast high-hats and filthy synth noises are an undeniable homage to the club scene. 
The lyrical content is all night-life loving and good times rolling.

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LATEST RELEASE
ニュー ALBUM「RAINBOWS IN SPACE」! 10/28発売





SHOWS
Touring Japan in 2013! Check here for updates!
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NEWS

21.09.13

THE BENNIES : RAINBOWS IN SPACE リリース


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THE BENNIES FIRST FULL LENGTH JAPANESE RELEASE IS FINALLY HERE. 「RAINBOWS IN SPACE」 IS A DOUBLE CD RELEASE PACKED WITH 20 HIGH ENERGY PARTY ANTHEMS GUARANTEED TO PLEASE. PICKING UP THINGS RIGHT WHERE JAH-PAN「PARTYX3」LEFT OFF, THE BENNIES HAVE EVIDENTLY BRANCHED OUT WITH NEW GUITARIST (J. ROSENBERGS), WHILE RETAINING THEIR TRADEMARK SOUND OF SPEEDY HIGH HATS, BOUNCING BASS LINES AND SIGNATURE DELAYED VOCALS. IT DOESNT GET BETTER THAN THIS.

THE JAPANESE EDITION COMES COMPLETE WITH A BONUS DISC THAT INCLUDES TRACKS FROM THE PREVIOUSLY RELEASED「BETTER OFF DREAD」EP, AND SEVERAL REMIXED TRACKS BY SELECTED JAPANESE FRIENDS / ARTISTS. ON SALE OCTOBER 28TH AT ONE MUSIC FACTORY & DISC UNION JAPAN.

昨年、日本限定EP「JAH-PAN」をリリース後、数々の新曲を制作しレコーディングを続けていた彼ら。
13トラック+オーストラリア国内で発売されたEP、そしてジャパニーズアーティストによるリミックスが入ったスペシャルアルバムを引っさげ、11月、全国6カ所にてツアー決定!!
THE BENNIESのアルバムが今月28日O.M.F発売!
PRE ORDERS – 予約受付中☆



21.09.13

THE BENNIES : NEW ALBUM & JAPAN TOUR 2013




THE BENNIES ARE BACK!!

昨年、日本限定EP「JAH-PAN」をリリース後、数々の新曲を制作しレコーディングを続けていた彼ら。

13トラック+オーストラリア国内で発売されたEP、そしてジャパニーズアーティストによるリミックスが入ったスペシャルアルバムを引っさげ、11月、全国6カ所にてツアー決定!!

LET’S PARTY!!!!!

THE BENNIES JAPAN TOUR 2013

11/30 (土) KANAZAWA • VANVAN V4

12/01 (日) FUKUI • CHOP

12/04 (水) OSAKA • HOKAGE

12/06 (金) FUKUOKA • UTERO

12/07 (土) KOBE • TBA

12/08 (日) TOKYO • 渋谷 GLAD


NEW ALBUM 10/28発売!











19.06.13

THE BENNIES : ニューEPリリース





オーストラリアのスカパーティーパンクバンド THE BENNIES がオーストラリア国内で発売された最新EP “Better off Dread” より新曲をリリースします! 7月1日より日本のiTunesで “Mushroom Tea”、”Better off Dread”がダウンロード開始!
ダウンロード iTunes Japan


15.05.13

THE BENNIES : ニューフルアルバム!RECORDING!




THE BENNIESのメッセージ → “We are going to be spending the next few months writing and recording our new album, but for now, we all need to go get our instruments fixed and try and get our voices back.
Thanks a million”
 
本日からニューアルバムのレコーディング開始しました!!
2013年9月末発売予定です!

お楽しみに!


01.01.13



My Oh my what a time. The 2012 Bennies Jahpan tour was definitely our biggest so far! 6 CITIES, 7 SHOWS, 500 BEERS, A ZILLION NEW FRIENDS, DOZENS OF BALLS, and some very early sound checks. We truly thank everyone and anyone that came to any of the shows, and a big thanks to all of the venues、bands and bookers that made our time so amazing. A huge congratulations and ostsukaresama to all of the LAST SKA PARTY band members who shared the stage with us.

Without giving too much away, it’s best if you take a look at our JAPAN TOUR BLOG page with a truck load of photos, video’s, and the bands diaries of our many adventures in the land of the rising pun. Shout out to Zlee for putting together the tour wrap up video (congrats brother). We are all out of the JAHPAN EP’s!!! but I believe our man GOOD SUN may have a few hiding in the back room at ONE MUSIC FACTORY. Thank you again Japan, see you all next winter よろしくお願いします!


08.08.12

ASHINAGA is a non-profit organisation in Japan. Since it was founded in 1969, more than 60,000 orphans have graduated from schools with ASHINAGA scholarship support. The organisation provides financial and emotional support to children who have lost either one or both of their parents. In 1999 ASHINAGA constructed the first RAINBOW HOUSE, a building designed as a house to provide a safe, secured and homelike environment for grief-stricken children and their caregivers, as a place to be able to express feeling freely.

ASHINAGA opened an office located in the Tohoku region, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, just one month after the catastrophe, in order to focus on the construction of “Tohoku Rainbow House,” a facility planned to provide psychological care and emotional support to children who lost parents or guardians in the earthquake and tsunami.

THE BENNIES and friends will hold a live event 「ALL FOR YOUTH」 on September 9th at SHIBUYA CLUB KINOTO TOKYO, with all proceeds from the show going toward funding the proposed construction and operation of Tohoku Rainbow House in Sendai.

あしなが育英会とは
病気や災害、自死(自殺)などで親を亡くした子どもたちや、親が重度後遺障害で働けない家庭の子どもたちを物心両面で支える民間非営利団体です。国などからの補助金・助成金は受けず、すべて寄付金で運営しています。ご寄付の9割以上は個人の方からです
BRIDGE SOUNDS PRESENTS
「ALL FOR YOUTH」 09/15 渋谷 CLUB KINOTO
本公演での売上の全額をあしなが東北レインボーハウス建設募金へと寄付させて頂きます。

THE BENNIES (Australia)
Valve Drive
U CANT SAY NO!
Coquettish
Stackers
Meat Buns
+ Guest DJs

Tickets ADV:¥2000 / DOOR:¥2500 (+1D)
03-3780-1010 or email info@kinoto.jp



11.06.12


Limited copies of The Bennies JAHPAN EP are available HERE now.

オーストラリアのSka Punk,The Bennies来日決定。東京大阪名古屋福岡福井など7公演。

THE BENNIES ARE COMING!!!
Bridge sounds is proud to announce that the Bennies are set to return to JAPAN in September!!! The band’s second Japan tour includes shows in a total of SIX different cities. (tickets available from venues):

Friday, September 07 – TOKYO, SHIBUYA GLAD (with REI MASTROGIOVANNI Trio)
Saturday, September 08 – NAGOYA, CLUB ZION (with SKALAPPER)
Sunday, September 06 – FUKUI, CHOP (with SKALAPPER)
Wednesday, September 07 – FUKUOKA, UTERO (with THE CONVICTIONS)
Thursday, September 08 – OSAKA, KING COBRA
Saturday, September 09 – TOKYO, KINOTO (with VALVE DRIVE, U CANT SAY NO!)
FINAL PARTY – PRIVATE SHOW ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE


01.05.12

THE LIMITED JAPANESE EDITION JAHPAN EP COMES PACKED WITH A BONUS POSTER & ARTWORK
PROVIDED BY STEVE BAKER (PLEASE CHECK OUT HIS WORK). EP IS CURRENTLY ONSALE AT (金沢)
ONE MUSIC FACTORY.





28.04.12




25.04.12



JAH-PAN 遂に!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4月30日、The Bennies日本初EP 日本限定リリース!
全曲パーティートラックのこのEPには、
オーストラリアで発売された「PARTY!PARTY!PARTY!」から厳選された6曲を収録。
購入特典としてSTEVE BAKERによるポスター付き!
ONE MUSIC FACTORY にてまもなく発売開始です!

JAH-PAN Track Listing

1. Up-hole-o Squirteen
2. Livin’ Sleazy
3. Acid on Me Brain
4. Space Jam
5. Outside In
6. Rudeboy Culture

IT’S FINALLY HERE…OR, ACTUALLY THERE. ON THE 30TH OF APRIL, THE MUCH ANTICIPATED BENNIES EP “JAH-PAN” WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE INSTORES IN JAPAN. NOT ONLY IS IT THE BANDS FIRST OVERSEAS RELEASE, BUT IT ALSO PROUDLY MARKS FIRST OFFICIAL JAPANESE (SELF) RELEASE FOR US HERE AT BRIDGE SOUNDS.

THE SIX TRACK EP CONTAINS 6 ENDORPHIN FUELLED PARTY TRACKS THAT YOU MAY RECOGNISE FROM THE PARTY!PARTY!PARTY! ALBUM RELEASED IN 2011 THRU SEMINAL MELBOURNE BASED LABEL JACKKNIFE MUSIC.

THE LIMITED JAPANESE EDITION IS ENCASED IN A BONUS POSTER AND EMPATHOGENIC ARTWORK PROVIDED BY STEVE BAKER (PLEASE CHECK OUT HIS WORK). PRE-ORDERS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT ONE MUSIC FACTORY (金沢).
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24.03.12
Way….way….way back in September 2011, The Bennies launched their first full length album PARTY! PARTY! PARTY! at Gertrudes Brown Couch in Fitzroy. A full room, complimentary party packs, balloons, quality supports, all made for an amazing event. If your memory of the night is as hazed as ours, we hope this short video (edited by the talented David Beaumont) will help you to revisit what has been branded as Melbourne’s Party of the year 2011.

Be sure to thank David for his fine skills, just don’t raise your voice at him while he’s in a taxi.





21.03.12
Its looking like a massive 6 months ahead for The Bennies with loads on their plate!!! After much anticipation, Bridge Sounds is proud to announce the official release of the Bennies EP “JAHPAN”. To be made available exclusively in Japan (and JAHPAN ONLY), the EP packs 6 tracks of signature party punk/ska goodness. With the final touches being made to the BONUS POSTER included inside, the release will be on sale toward the end of April.

2012年にはBRIDGE SOUNDSより、THE BENNIES日本初EPをリリース、そして再びジャパンツアーも予定している。

Amongst the mayhem, the band have somehow managed to find the hours to head back into the studio to commence the recording of their second full length album!!! Set for release in August, The Bennies aren’t giving too much away as to what to expect. Take a look at the video below as Craig, Anty and Souv lay down some Korg to a somewhat familiar tune….





16.03.12
The Bennies dropped into the Southern FM 88.5 studio last week for an acoustic session on Ska’d For Life, a weekly community radio show dedicated to Jamaican, 2 tone, and present day ska sounds. Craig requested Blind Melon. Click on the photo below to view video of the boys playing an old tune of theirs “Blazing Saddles” recorded live to air!

The word on the street is that the Bennies are set to return to Japan for a SIX city tour in the later half of this year. Very exciting stuff!!! Tour dates, supports, new members and details are extremely close to be being confirmed so check back here for regular updates and announcements. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu。。。


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View the video HERE
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