11th August 2020: "Arguing With Ghosts," the first single from Ben's upcoming EP, Sweet Wild Lily, will be released digitally on Proper Records on 8th September 2020. "Arguing With Ghosts" is Ben's first solo release since his award-winning 2018 album, Shorebound. It features Grammy-nominated Kim Richey on vocals and was produced by Ben.
12th September '19: Check out this interview Ben did with Soul Surmise on the upcoming Orphan Brigade album, due to be released on 27/9/19. Read here
May '19: Ben is currently working on the new Orphan Brigade album, "To The Edge Of The World." The band wrote and recorded it in Ben's home village of Glenarm in County Antrim and it is scheduled for release in September 2019.
1st February '19: Shorebound wins 'Album of The Year' at the UK Americana Awards 2019!
Ben was presented with the UK Album of the Year award for his latest album Shorebound last night in Hackney at the 2019 UK Americana Awards. The award was presented to Glover by last years winner Robert Vincent who co-wrote and is featured on the song Keeper Of My Heart on Shorebound.Ben Glover commented on receiving the award “I am absolutely honoured and grateful for the award! Shorebound was a very special album for me as it was a collaboration with my closets musical friends from both sides of the Atlantic. Huge thanks to the Americana Music Association UK for this, it is without a doubt one of the proudest moments of my career.”
Prior to receiving the award, Ben performed Kindness from the album in front of the packed out Hackney Empire. Thanks to the Americana Music Association UK and to all who voted for Ben.
18th January '19: The new video for 'A Wound That Seeks The Arrow' (featuring Angel Snow) is released today. Folk And Tumble premiered it exclusively and can watch it here.
16th January '19: We're excited to announce that Ben will be performing at the UK Americana Awards 2019. The awards show takes place in the Hackney Empire on 31st Januray. The show will be hosted by Bob Harris and other performers include Graham Nash who is being presented with a Lifetime Achievment Awards. Tickets are available here
8th November '18: We're thrilled to announce that Ben's Shorebound album has been nominated for 'UK Album Of The Year' at 2019 UK Americana Awards! Read more about it here here
4th October '18: Proper Music recently asked Ben to curate a Spotify playlist featuring recent Americana releases. He says “It’s always a considerable challenge to compile a ‘favourites list’ of any kind, especially when there has been an exceptionally high number of superb releases in the Americana genre in the past twelve months. I could not fit all my favourites on this playlist but these are some of the songs that I’ve revisited on many occasions. Respect and gratitude to all these inspirational artists for producing such wonderful work. Enjoy." Check it out here
14th August '18: Ben recently did an interview for The String which was broadcast on WMOT. Read and listen here
6th July '18: ". Shorebound is the work of an artist content, assured and very much at peace with himself." Lonesome Highway reviews Shorebound..read it here
24th June '18: MOJO Magazine gives Shorebound 4/5 stars! "Two years after The Emigrant comes a fuller-sounding album - cellos and tom toms as well as Glover’s acoustic guitar and warm voice. Plus multiple guest singers, five of them women - Angel Snow haunting on A Wound That Seeks The Arrow; Mary Gauthier adding a Gothic edge to Catbird Seat. There’s darkness in this album, but songs like Keeper Of My Heart and Northern Stars sound as sweet and mellow as California country rock."
7th June '18: "(Kindness)... is a wish floating on a gentle acoustic stream that washes over the listener and floods their heart with the hope of a blessing offered to them from an Irishman who has been blessed to share the gift of music in all its collaborative glory." Folk Alley reviews Shorebound here.
3rd June '18: "Sometimes a special gig comes along and it is a privilege to have attended it. This is a gig that people will remember and talk about for a long time. It reminds us the depth and sheer quality of the talent that we have locally, and the star in our midst that is Ben Glover. The sheer quality of his writing is enough to raise him to a different level. The fact that he delivers these exceptional songs with such skill, versatility and sensitivity sets him a cut above most of his contemporaries in the Americana scene." Read Folk and Tumble's review of Ben and friends' Belfast gig here.
1st June '18: "If you have never heard of Ben Glover, then this album will delight and amaze and have you hunting down his catalogue in wonder. If you have heard and loved Ben's earlier recordings then this album, with its atmospheres and sense of growth will delight and amaze. Read Northern Sky Mag's 5 star review of Shorebound here.
23rd May '18: Shorebound gets 9/10 in Americana UK which says "Outstanding collaborations and solo songs from fast-rising Northern Irish Americana exponent." Read the review here.
22nd May '18: "Shorebound is a remarkable collaboration in which Ben Glover’s natural ability to draw out the individual qualities of each artist has resulted in an album that defines today’s Americana." - Read No Depression's review of Shorebound here.
21st May '18: No Depression reviews Ben's London gig with Mary Gauthier. Read it here
7th May '18: Northern Ireland be proud. Ben Glover has grown into one of our very best songwriters. An export to be proud of! Shorebound is a sublime collection of mature art" Read Soul Surmise review here.
6th May '18: Folk Radio UK says of Shorebound: "The resulting recording is one that oozes confidence and skill. The production is assured, the playing excellent and the singing at points very beautiful. This is a worthy piece of work from a class act." Read it in full here
6th May '18: "Ben Glover is luminescent." FATEA reviews Shorebound. Check it out here.
5th May '18: Shorebound "will direct Glover further into the hearts of the masses." Read Music-News review here.
3rd May '18: "..it is immediately apparent that not only has Ben Glover managed to top The Emigrant but he has found a way to move not just your heart, but he also touches your soul." Check out The Yorkshire Times' review on Shorebound here.
3rd May '18: Belfast blog Folk And Tumble says "Shorebound is a force of musical nature...this is Ben Glover at his best.' Read it here
3rd May '18: Subba-Cultcha reviews Shorebound and says: 'Do yourself a favour and add this one to your collection as soon as possible.' Read it here.
2nd May '18: "Deep, dark, delightful Americana...an amazing album...Ben Glover really is a rare talent.." Read The Rocking Magpie's review of Shorebound here
1st May '18: Ben is the featured singer this month on iSing Magazine. Find out more here.
1st May '18: Three Chords And The Truth UK says Shorebound is "a monumental record...This cements a growing reputation of (Ben Glover) being one of the most perceptive songwriters across the borderless roots/Americana scene." Read the review in full here.
6/4/18: SINGLE AND VIDEO RELEASED TODAY! 'Kindness' is the second single to be released from Ben's new album Shorebound. Ben says "I would go as far as saying that, if there were testimony that I could leave this world, then this song is it." Watch the video here
15/3/18: 'SHOREBOUND' is now available for pre-order in the UK and Ireland. Check out the links here
13/3/18: SINGLE RELEASE! 'Ride The River' is the first single to be released of Ben's new album Shorebound. The song is co-written and features vocals by Kim Richey. The Boot exclusively premiered the track and you read more about it and listen to the track here
25/2/18: NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT! Ben's brand new album 'Shorebound' will be released on 4th May 2018 (US release to follow later in the year). 'Shorebound' comes out on Proper Records in Europe (Appaloosa/IRD in Italy) and features performances with Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Mary Gauthier, Neilson Hubbard, Kim Richey, Robert Vincent, Angel Snow, Amy Speace, Malojian, Matt McGinn and Anthony Toner. The live dates for the first leg of the UK/Ireland tour are now confirmed and ticket info can be found here