Ben Marwood was formed in 1981. He plays an acoustic guitar, so people call it folk music. He doesn't know his scales, he doesn't read music and he doesn't own a hat: this is not traditional folk. Drawing influence from American songwriters (Elliott Smith, Ben Gibbard, John Darnielle, etc) as well as some skinny English ones (Frank Turner, Chris T- T, Johnny Flynn), Marwood's command of the English language is clear, the lyrics often self-deprecating. Signed to London indie label Xtra Mile Recordings, Marwood has released three albums (Outside There's A Curse, 2011; Back Down, 2013; Get Found, 2017) and his Mum says she likes them all equally.