Donny Benet The DonHe’s part Dave Graney, part Ron Jeremy. Meet Donny Benét, Australia’s new king of yacht rock.

His fresh album, The Don, showcases some ’80s electro pop influences – think The Human League and ABC – and Benét’s droll, deadpan delivery simply adds to the ambience. Santorini is a glorious earworm, while Konichiwa is smooth and seductive; Sydney’s Benét is obviously well-travelled, as the album also includes the pulsating Night In Rome.

Featuring just eight tracks but clocking in at 42 minutes, The Don is indulgent but also a magnificent mood-setter. File next to Client Liaison and Vaudeville Smash. Is Don. Is Good.

The Don is out April 6 via Dot Dash/Remote Control.

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