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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Bentcousin

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Bentcousin is a Brighton-based band comprised of twins, Pat and Amelia Innit, who were born in different decades (Amelia just before midnight on Dec. 31, 1989, Pat just after on Jan. 1, 1990). They decided to form the band after having a shared dream where David Bowie told them they were destined to make music together.

Bentcousin released its first EP, Everybody’s Got One, in 2013 and has followed that with two single releases in 2014. All of the band’s music is available for purchase and streaming on Bandcamp.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Bentcousin and listen to the band’s newest single “The Last One”…

How long have you been making music?
Started the band in 2012, but we’ve been singing along to TLC forever.

Who/what are your influences?
Fish fingers, anxiety and Irving Berlin.

What is your favorite song you’ve released and why?
Widening the Vision” with Keith Levene (ex PiL, Clash) on guitar, because it sounds like how we sound in our bentheads.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
Making an album coming out on Team Love next year, making a life-size model of Jeremy Kyle out of fag butts.

If you could no longer be a musician, what would you be or do for a living?
We’re doing it.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
Really tall ones.

Why do you make music?
Because we can’t make shoes.

Anything else you’d like readers to know that we haven’t asked you about?
Our bass player Matt murdered his dog, (we think).

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