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BENTO (Silverchair’s Ben Gillies) “Words Of Love” video online now

| 4 March 2013 | Reply

Wanted to let you know that the video for the second single, “Words Of Love,” from the debut album by BENTO–fronted by Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies—is online now via the band’s official Facebook and YouTube pages.  You can find it here:

“Words Of Love” is from BENTO’s debut album, DIAMOND DAYS, which was released October 26, 2012 on Gillies’ own Diamond Day Records label (MGM Distribution).

DIAMOND DAYS presents twelve bristling and glistening rock & roll songs, with Gillies up front, singing his heart out, singing his own songs, and opening up like you’ve never heard him before.  “It’s an album of self-discovery, of finding myself,” says Gillies.  “ I’ve always written songs and over the years I’ve kept a log of every idea. It’s exciting to finally see some of these ideas fully realized.”

Adds the 21-time ARIA Music Awards winner:  “Being part of something as awesome and mammoth as Silverchair required so much of myself and at times there was very little energy left for other things.  Now I feel as if I’m freed up and can satisfy my own creative output and get about doing what makes sense for me at this point.  It’s been a while in the making and I’m excited to finally share it.”

BENTO is as indie as they come.  While Silverchair could tap into big recording budgets and high-level industry infrastructure to support releases, BENTO is entirely DIY – an organic veggie patch to Silverchair’s Apple.  Gillies has funded the entire project himself and has personally overseen every element, from artwork and videos through to the mechanics of releasing the album on his own label.  “It’s great to feel like I’m really in the driver’s seat on every detail with BENTO,” he says.  “That’s just not possible when you’re in a band.  It’s a totally different way of approaching things after years of adhering to a particular formula.  So that makes BENTO both exciting and a bit scary.”

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