Could this be the Christmas Number One? Great new boyband from Teesside – Benefits

Could this be the Christmas Number One?

Great new boyband from Teesside – Benefits

A brand new boy band from Teesside are hoping for a Christmas Number One in the hit parade with their catchy new seasonal offering.

Kingsley, Jonny, Robbie and Hugh have had modest success with a steady flow of releases on Bandcamp since October 2019 but have high hopes for the new track.

Traitors by the group who are called ‘Benefits’ is starting to sell like toasted Christmas hot-cakes.  On their Facebook page they say:

Our awesome new single “TRAITORS” is now available on (well-known digital platform) for just 79p. Yeah I know. Ridiculous. Always fancied a Christmas number 1… Let’s go. Pretty sure that funny dad-man who changes all the words in his songs to “sausage rolls” is quaking in his little elf boots. Cliff will be quivering. Noddy’s knees knocking. TURN IT UP. Please spare some coppers…. Please share. Let’s do this!

And here is the jolly, cheery, festive video for the song…. whoop, whoop … add your own sleigh bells!

Here is the Christmas Link Tree so you can shop at the outlet of your choice without getting your fat arse out of your chair!

Xmas Link Tree

Good luck to the boys and lets hope for a full album in the New Year.


Clickbait Promotional idea  Ged Babey.  The band did not ask for publicity. Discovered them by digital word-of-mouth and seemed like a good idea at the time. 


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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.



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