Jeremy Williams-Chalmers, Arts Correspondent

Musical Motivation: Tall Children

Tall Children is the musical alter-ego of Ben Hughes. Ben believes we are all Tall Children. Because being childlike is positive. We should never lose our creativity, playfulness and fun. Equally, we can all grow older and taller without ever growing up, running rampant through the world’s resources, with increasing fear and diminishing empathy for each other. Being childish isn’t quite so positive.

Having graduated from LIPA, he has been honing his craft alongside musicians including Melanie C, Paolo Nutini and Nitin Sawhney, while simultaneously establishing himself firmly on the musical map. We caught up with him and asked what songs make you...


LCD Soundsystem - Yeah Song

Just listen to it, the whole thing is “yeah” and it makes you go “yeah”.


Blue Rose Code - Grateful

Beautiful song and super introspective.


Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Just incredible music really isn’t it?


Factory Floor - Dial Me In

It’s an awesome banger and there’s this cute little voice that just pans left to right in your ear saying “wet”. It’s incredible

Want to work out

Kanye West - Black Skinhead

Tribal noise at it’s finest.


Lil Dicky, Chris Brown - Freaky Friday

Have no idea, it just makes me go down a train of thought that says “what if I were in x’s body?”


Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy

Pour me something strong and play that. I could get the cigars out and everything…

Feel Determined

Hans Zimmer - The Dark Knight Soundtrack

F*** Yeah!!!!


Daft Punk - Face To Face

Just amazingly up vibes.