Drawing influence from art, film, and music in equal measure, singer-songwriter Ben Honebone’s solo project Goldbringer comes to fruition with new LP Soundtracks. The album features over 50 mins of expansive soundscapes and beats produced by Ben and mixed and mastered by fellow South Wales artist Minas. Ben spoke with The Fountain about the album in more detail and what brought about the pseudo Goldbringer.
TF: You have a album out, what reception have you had thus far?
I do! It’s been great so far. Response to the first single/video What’s Your Location Bro? was very good and people seem to be willing to make the jump from that over to the more expansive content of the album itself. You really have to listen to the whole album to get the intended experience! The fact that listeners are willing to do that and follow me down the rabbit hole is great!
TF: How would you sum up Soundtracks in one sentence?
It’s a multicoloured journey through my brain, seen and heard through the eyes of the The Maestro, Italian film director Lucio Fulci!
TF: Goldbringer is an unusual band/ artist name, what inspired this one, can we expect you to bring us wee nuggets?
*Laughs* I’ll swap you some wee nuggets for a scotch pie!! There is actually a story behind the name Goldbringer. I have another electronica outfit which is on hiatus at the moment, called Prolific Noise. We have a song which I named Goldbringer due to the chorus lyrics being “So bring the gold!”. When that band went on hiatus I decided to take the song title and use it as pseudonym for my solo music.
TF: Will you be promoting the album with a live tour anytime soon, it would be great to hear it in that format?
Yes I am. I’m rehearsing at the moment, ironing out the kinks, the live set is just about ready. I will be booking some shows very shortly. I am really looking forward to some gigs! The live set will be mostly made up of material from Soundtracks, along with a few tracks from the back catalogue to mix it up. The complete library of Goldbringer music is available on YouTube and at http://goldbringer.com so it’s worth checking that out once you’ve heard the new album!
TF: What has been your favourite gig, as Goldbringer?
One that comes to mind was an outdoor afternoon show in the middle of Bridgend town centre here in Wales! On the ‘Bridgend Music Store’ stage, right outside the shop during Bridgend’s music festival. I managed to break a string during the first song and I didn’t have my backup guitar with me. Of course I was right outside a music shop so I had a choice of replacements which the staff ran inside to get for me! That was a fun gig. Whilst we’re on the subject, the last time I played a gig in Scotland was a long while ago at the Cathouse in Glasgow. It would be nice to bring the Goldbringer set to that venue!