Naas, County Kildare
Benihana are an electronic duo based in Kildare Ireland
Recently named as one of State Magazine's Faces for 2015
Golden Plec - "Based in Kildare, Benihana, comprising the duo Will Molloy and Billy Archbold, have unleashed the ‘Patterns’ EP, an ambient triumph of synth and substance which offers a lesson in how electronic music should be delivered.".
The Thin Air - "Having released a couple of tracks throughout the year, the pair’s five-track release veers between understated techno and synth-driven electronic pop, serving as a brief but brilliant introduction to a duo likely to concoct great things over the next while."
Nialler9 - "Kildare-based duo, Benihana were introduced here earlier in the year with three tracks of ’90s-leaning electronica. Their new track ‘Vanish’ is a bit more modern, it sounds like something from Mount Kimbie’s new album as it uses guitar tones and percussion to make its point. It’s a gentle but substantial production."
Barrygruff - "Together Molloy & Archbold provide us with a triumph of meticulously crafted, emotive and otherworldly electronic music. The tracks aren’t overblown or overproduced, the Naas-based duo have put time and thought in, judging by the sheer depth and emotion that emanates from their music.’’
Soundblob - "Benihana’s EP Patterns, rather than relying on patterns, is centrally focused on textures. These are rich reverb-heavy textures soaked in emotion.This is our first proper listen to Benihana, and has immediately made them an act to watch coming into 2014"