BENNI HEMM HEMM DEBUTS NEW HAND-DRAWN VIDEO FOR “RETALIATE”
Iceland via Scotland artist Benni Hemm Hemm aka Benedikt Hermannsson recently debuted a brand new, hand-drawn video for his song, “Retaliate,” via AOL Spinner. Click on the image above for the Vimeo link. Directed by Edinburgh illustrators/comic book artists Michael Kirkham and Vivien McDermid, “Retaliate” is the title track off his third EP, (the first to be sung completely in English) and sixth overall release, and is available now on Kimi Records.
Although Benni Hemm Hemm’s live shows have been known to incorporate up to 35 performers at once, Benni discovered a new affinity for home recording, choosing to strip things down for this new release, rather than make his usual pilgrimage to Sundlaugin, the Sigur Rós studio. With Benni playing the majority of the instruments, in addition to the contributions of Emily Scott (double bass) and Peter Liddle (trumpet & alto-horn), the Retaliate EP, is a collection of five songs which feature knives, gold, lazy pioneers, confident talibans, blood thirsty vampires, Stan-Stan-the-caretaker-man and last but not least blood, lots of blood.
Benni Hemm Hemm will tour Europe this spring and summer, with plans to hit the US later this year.