Niche Productions presents
BENEE FIRE ON MARZZ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
“Pretty sure I just found my new favourite thing.” – NYLON
“officially One To Watch” – IDOLATOR
“our ultimate current obsession” – ONES TO WATCH
““Evil Spider” is a bouncy and swinging song, with a darker message lurking beneath.” – AFFINITY MAG
New Zealand’s young musical visionary BENEE today unveils her brand-new single Glitter and announces a run of Australian headline shows. The tour which celebrates the release of her debut ‘EP FIRE ON MARZZ’ (OUT NOW) begins on Friday November 22 at Woolly Mammoth in Brisbane before dancing its way down the east coast, stopping in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory and Max Watts in Melbourne. Tickets are on sale 9am Friday July 5 via TBC.
BENEE’s new single Glitter arrives hot on the heels of her recent viral hit Evil Spider (triple j most played) and her platinum-selling smash hit of the summer Soaked, which has so far received over 20 millionstreams and counting and landed at #58 intriple j'sHottest 100, 2018.
Of the EP, BENEE says, “When it came to coming up with a name for my EP, what first came to mind was wanting a phrase that was a big old explosion, because that’s kinda what the EP feels like to me. I came up with the name FIRE ON MARZZ and thought it did the best job at not really relating to any song in the EP. I didn’t think there was a phrase that could sum them all up.”
The ‘FIRE ON MARZZ’ EP artwork was created by renowned Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and continues the BENEE tradition of artistic collaborations to illustrate her music. BENEE says, “I considered what the EP was going to look like visually when I named it. I wanted to find an artist that could really pour all the colours that I feel from each song into a piece of art. Ricardo Cavolo is this crazzzy coool Spanish artist whose flames instantly stood out to me. We had a phone conversation where I said that I wanted Mars to be on fire in it, but I also wanted him to go wild on a bunch of weird doodles that might come to mind when listening to the songs on my EP and he nailedddd itttt.”
For such a young artist, her success so far has been enormous. Over the past twelve months, she has performed at Laneway Festival NZ and sold out her debut headline shows in Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio. Soaked held the #1 spot on the New Zealand Shazam Top 100 for 2 months and is now certified Platinum in New Zealand & Gold in Australia. BENEE went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for long-time role model Lily Allen in a matter of months.
BENEE who has also just added another ‘E’ to her moniker has only just wrapped up her successful debut headline tour of the Northern Hemisphere where she performed a string of shows in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, New York City and also in Los Angeles before returning home to New Zealand to launch her EP with a sold out show at Powerstation in Auckland. BENEE has also been announced on the Spilt Milk Festival line up alongside the likes of Chvrches, Confidence Man, Khalid and Allday.