Ben’s Brother’s new fan-created “Stuttering” video on YouTube and free iTunes tracks – After hundreds of fan submissions,
the final video for Ben’s Brother’s “Stuttering – (Kiss Me Again)” is now up on YouTube and can be seen here:
The UK’s Metro newspaper recently finished a competition in which fans could act out their inner rock star on camera for a chance to appear in the London-based band’s new video, now you can see who made the cut! Stateside, the song has been getting television exposure since September as the soundtrack to Dentyne Ice’s “Frog Kiss” commercial.
Following the massive response to the advertising campaign, Dentyne and Ben’s Brother decided to further develop their relationship through an online campaign focused on free downloads and a music quiz.
Just for hanging out on the site, Dentyne is offering up the tracks “Stuttering” and another fan favorite, “Let Me Out”, as free downloads via iTunes.
The quiz and free downloads are all part of a unique, multi-platform “widget,” which functions on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking pages, giving fans the opportunity to share it with friends and even grab it for their own homepages.
Fans can grab it here:
Growing up in London, singer Jamie Hartman was known as Ben’s brother – Ben being his cricket-star elder brother. But that all changed with the December 2007 release of Ben’s Brother’s full-length debut, Beta Male Fairytales. Jamie and his band mates — Kiris Houston (keyboards/guitar), Dan McKinna (bass), Dave Hattee (drums) and Tim Vanderkuil (guitar) — have received rave reviews for the album, which includes “Kiss Me Again” plus a dozen other equally irresistible compositions ranging from the old school soul of the anthemic “Rise” to gloriously vulnerable ballads such as “Let Me Out” (which was tapped for the Thanksgiving episode of the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy”). “Hartman…knows his way around a beautiful chord progression and an emotive lyric,” said London’s Sunday Times, going on to describe the band’s songs as “immaculately rough-hewn.”