Sydney Drum & Percussion Show artist Lozz Benson has just released a new track with her rockabilly and blues trio That Red Head. It’s a punk-infused anthem titled ‘Gotta Be A Man’. Powered by Lozz Benson’s propulsive drums and fierce vocals, the relentless single is a musical manifestation of Benson’s frustration at how women are treated in the Aussie music scene – and by extension, in life. Despite her young age, frontwoman Lozz Benson has been around the blocks in the Aussie music scene, collaborating with legends like Paul Kelly and playing drums for bands including Urthboy and buzzy all-female outfit Rackett. Despite countless positive experiences as she’s earned her stripes, Benson has also been on the receiving end of the lack of respect and recognition often extended to female muso’s in an industry that is predominantly run by men.
“Gotta be a Man is an energetic anthem to empower and inspire. I’m shifting the band’s sound from our last release and changing how I front the band – from a sassy laid back songstress to a badass rebel with an attitude,” says Lozz
That Red Head has also announced an east coast tour beginning on May 6. You can catch Lozz at the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show too, which runs on May 27 & 28.
Lozz Benson is a powerhouse drummer from Sydney and That Red Head is an extension of her love for the dirty blues and old school rock’n’roll. She has recorded with Paul Kelly, Jacob Stone (Bluejuice), Jeremy Davidson (The Snowdroppers), Steve Smyth, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Sandy Evans (OAM, The Catholics), Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Ryan Hazel (The Fumes) and Chris D’Rozario (Brian Setzer). She has toured with Urthboy, Pat Capocci, Hedgefund, and Sirens Big Band. She is the newest member of Rackett who have supported DZ Deathrays, Stonefield, Sticky Fingers, Abbe May, Bleached (US) and will soon support The Darkness on their upcoming tour of Australia. Lozzalso recently received Drumteks AUDW Best Female Drummer Award.