Ben Marwood is an English singer-songwriter from the English town of Reading.
As part of the contemporary London folk scene, Marwood has performed alongside Frank Turner, Chris T-T and Emily Barker amongst others.
Ben is a good friend of Xtra Mile Recordings artist Frank Turner and was part of Turner's extended backing band at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, and appeared in the video for Turner's single ''Long Live the Queen''.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Frank Turner – Long Live the Queen )〕
Playing solo shows from 2002, in 2008 he released his debut mini-album, ''This Is Not What You Had Planned'' to some critical acclaim, followed by a three-way split album entitled ''Exclamation at Asterisk Hash'' which also featured friends Oxygen Thief and Jim Lockey. Both were released on Broken Tail Records, a small indie label run by Marwood. The debut album ''Outside There's A Curse'' was released on London-based Xtra Mile Recordings on 31 January 2011 to further critical acclaim, with ''Kerrang!'' awarding it a score of four out of a possible five Ks and ''Rocksound'' awarding an eight out of ten. The album release was supported by two national headline tours alongside Oxygen Thief, and a support slot with Frank Turner in May 2011. All undistributed copies of the album were subsequently destroyed in the arson attack on the Sony DADC warehouse during the 2011 England Riots in August 2011.
After unreleased material featured on a couple of compilation appearances towards the end of 2011, BBC News reported that Marwood was working on a second album. It was confirmed in a blog post on 23 December 2012 that the new album would follow in 2013 and was preceded by a five-song EP featuring re-recorded live takes of previous songs entitled ''Incidents/Accidents'', released via Bandcamp on a pay-what-you-like basis.
Following the Bandcamp release, two further digital EPs were released in February 2013 through Josaka Music, ''Demons'' and ''Ben Marwood & Quiet Quiet Band Lay Low'', a split with Reading band Quiet Quiet Band which had shortened to ''Lay Low'' by the time it reached retailers, after which Rock Sound announced that the new album ''Back Down'' would be released on 13 May 2013 through Xtra Mile Recordings. A headline UK tour was subsequently announced which also featured prominent members of the underground UK acoustic scene, as well as a video for the single ''Under Lock and Key'', before heading to the US as opening support for Frank Turner.
Outside of performing, Marwood also hosts a monthly show on a weekly alternative podcast edit radio.
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