We really enjoyed York singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich's debut album, 'Last Smoke Before The Snow Storm', which came out last summer. He's just begun his latest UK tour which precedes an extensive jaunt in North America. If you can't make it along to any of the dates, you can instead enjoy a selection of covers by Mr Leftwich, including a woozy version of 'Swim Until You Can't See Land'. Listen below.
We were a little slow (relatively speaking) on the Benjamin Francis Leftwich trail, only finding our interest in his acoustic wares ignited last January. Since then though, we've been increasingly impressed - stellar singles like 'Shine' and 'Box Of Stones' leading the way to an accomplished album. We're yet to catch him live but can only imagine being similarly won over.
Benjamin has put a free covers EP together, covering the aforementioned Frightened Rabbit track as well as offering his own takes of M83's 'Midnight City' and 'With A Little Help From My Friends' by The Beatles. Of the three, 'Swim Until You Can't See Land' is my preferred choice but have a listen below to each of the tracks - you can also download The Beatles' cover directly from the Soundcloud embed.
Download the free covers EP at benjaminfrancisleftwich.com, where you can also find more info about his tour dates.