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For many people music is a form of escapism, but for Teesside band Benefits it’s a place “to confront the issues and difficulties that this country is facing head on.” A loud, blown out riot, Marlboro Hundreds is a track imbued with astounding energy and rage at Britain’s political and social climate.

Reject hate”, “don’t fall into apathy” the vocals cry over the top of distorted crashing symbols and guitars. “We want to reflect the times we live in,” says vocalist Kingsley, “not be a distraction from it.”


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