It has been an explosive introduction to a broader audience in 2011 for 24 year old Howard. Having only signed his record deal with Island Records at the beginning of 2011, Ben had already accrued a hefty fanbase through sheer hard touring and the word of mouth support that followed. Every Kingdom is an album that captures the rawness and intimacy of Ben's live performance. The deftness of touch, the spellbinding nature of those six strings carefully finger-plucked, rapped knuckles on the body of the guitar, and Ben's otherworldly vocal cries are spun and woven sublimely. Every Kingdom is a record that young West Country singer-songwriter Ben Howard has been brewing within himself for at least a couple of years. And yet its careful attention to detail, with tight, homespun harmonies and folk-informed arrangements, could only have been fully realised after relentless road-testing of these songs on stages across the UK and Europe.Dark and alluring on tape, and creating this unique live story before the story's truly yet begun, Ben Howard's debut album is a captivating introduction to a unique and clever young British songwriter.