Spokesmodel is a synth pop duo from the east coast of Australia. Sophie Benjamin sings and writes lyrics, Ben Breitenstein plays drums and makes beats. All other instrumentation, programming, writing and production is done by both of them in their respective studios in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Spokesmodel began in the dreary Melbourne winter of 2017 which Sophie spent nursing a broken ankle. Housebound, cranky and unable to play guitar comfortably, she channeled her frustrations into experimenting with synths and production software. She sent these demos to longtime friend Ben, who had played on recordings of Sophie's previous solo project and currently drums in Brisbane rock stalwarts We Set Sail. They soon discovered that rather than being a limitation, living in cities 1700km apart gave them a sense of creative freedom beyond the constraints of the scenes, cliques and politics of any one city’s music scene. So with a Dropbox account, two copies of cross-platform recording software Reaper and some spectacular communication skills, Spokesmodel was born.

Baby, I’m a Cenobite is Spokesmodel’s second single. It was written, recorded and mixed by the duo and mastered by Ben Feggans at Studios 301. Inspired by the Hellraiser franchise and early 90s industrial music, it’s the perfect soundtrack to computer hacking and exacting revenge on one’s enemies. 

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