6th October 2024 - 7:30 pm

Idiot Box presents… benefits – upstairs at Kanteena, Lancaster, Sunday 6th October 2024

“The kind of gigs people will talk about for years to come” LOUDER THAN WAR

The absolutely formidable Benefits are coming to Lancaster to play a unique intimate gig

UPSTAIRS at Kanteena, hosted by intrepid promoterheads Idiot Box. Limited to a measly 100 tickets only, on sale from 10am this Friday 12th July.

Forming in 2019 and consisting of Kingsley Hall on vocals and Robbie Major on synths and

noise, Benefits quickly evolved into a highly politicised group that aims to merge noise,

hardcore, hip hop, industrial rock, electronica, and an angry twitter feed to get its point across.

A resolutely DIY outfit, they have managed to gain fans as diverse as Sleaford Mods, Steve

Albini, Black Francis, Garbage, Billy Bragg and Elijah Wood as well as getting significant

features in the NME, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, and the Quietus.

In 2023 they released their abrasive debut album “NAILS” on Invada Records (founded by Geoff

Barrow – Portishead, BEAK>), which garnered significant critical acclaim as well as numerous

album of the year nods, most significantly from Louder Than War magazine and BBC6music.

“Benefits are something different – something primal and essential that needs to

be heard.” NME (★★★★★)

“Brutal punk sincerity rages against Britain’s dying light…one to watch” THE


“One of the most profound records of this year, maybe even this decade.

Authentic, furious, and absolutely vital… Benefits is the band Britain needs right

now” FAR OUT MAGAZINE (Album of The Week)

“…howling disgust over pulverising hardcore rackets…an exhilarating debut”



Kanteena Brewery Ln
Lancaster LA1 1QL
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