The New Consistent
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The New Consistent (Ben Ramsay) is a 19 year old musician from Worcester in the West Midlands.
Described as having ‘exceptionally personal lyrics’ (IndieMidlands) and ‘a sharp wit and unique style of delivery’ (So Young) he released his first demo of a track called 3 Years on SoundCloud on 2nd March 2018. The track (which can be streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/tnewconsistent/3-years) entails a story of an argument that occurred with his ex-girlfriend on their 3 Year anniversary and is spoken out to the listener over a woozy, lo-fi guitar beat.
It was immediately picked up on by Austin Williams of Birmingham band Swim deep, who then went on to engage in a flurry of conversation with Ramsay over the next few weeks, discussing Ramsays other unreleased works, some beats Ozzy himself had been working on and so on.
Around the end of March, the pair agreed to create a debut EP for The New Consistent, with Ozzy prepared to help out by producing and co-writing some tracks.
In May they recorded 3 tracks in Ozzy’s home studio, and after a few months of mixing and deciding on a final name (Ben originally intended to call the project Graze, but with help from Ozzy and his girlfriend Nell, decided on The New Consistent, picked straight out of the chorus of his own debut single) The New Consistent dropped his self-titled debut single on 8th August 2018, getting a premiere by So Young Magazine.
Since then, he has dropped a reworked version of 3 Years, had write ups from blogs such as Let It Happen, Words For Music and So Young Magazine, become the first client of the Happy People Blog’s PR company and filmed a music video for the debut single.
On 22nd March he dropped his debut EP, titled ‘Individual Social Accounts And Commentary’ which featured the 3 tracks recorded with Ozzy (The New Consistent, 3 Years & Petrol Station Flowers) and 2 tracks he recorded, mixed and produced in his own room (The Runaway Mind & Greta Oto) which was well received by many blogs online (Loose Cardigan Of Ideas, Happy People, IndieMidlands, So Young etc)
His started playing live in June, with his first gig coming on the 4th at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham supporting Wy. A well received, slick performance paved way for more bookings to start coming through with his next gigs on 21st July & 24th August, both at The Sunflower Lounge, plus more to be announced.
‘Rude Boys’ - his new single details a relationship with his dad that has peaked and dipped over his 19 years. It showcases an elegant flow to his delivery, only really seen on Greta Oto and takes his story telling to the next level. The video that accompanies it lets the viewer step right into the life of Ramsay, watching as if they were in the room with him. The video drops Monday 29th July at 6pm, with the song going live on all streaming platforms that same Friday, 2nd August.
Look out for more music, gigs and a special announcement for the end of the year.