Black Honey are fast becoming one of the UK’s most notoriously great upcoming live bands. Comprising of Izzy B Phillips, Chris Ostler, Tommy Taylor and Tom Dewhurst, the Brighton four-piece ended 2017 on a high, supporting long-term friends Royal Blood on their massive UK arena tour and playing to their biggest crowds to date.
Their sound gives off a dream pop vibe on the surface before you delve into Dewhurst’s heavy drum beats, Ostler’s scuzzy riffs and Phillip’s punkish attitude that shines through in her off-handed vocals.
The Guardian branded them as ones to watch in 2016, and if you didn’t then you missed out of their debut EP Headspin in which DIY said “Each song could be a separate scene in the movie of their dreams, where Johnny Depp and Uma Thurman go on an American road trip slash killing spree.”, while The Indiependent adds “Treat each track as an insight into this enigma and you have probably found your new favourite band.”
This year they’ve been holed up in their studio putting the finishing touches on their hotly anticipated debut album – releasing teaser tracks ‘Dig’ and ‘Bad Friends’. ‘Dig’ is the perfect mellow shoegaze ballad with a chorus you’ll have stuck in your head for days but won’t be complaining, while ‘Bad Friends’ is far heavier and features more drum and bass-like elements with cymbal rhythms that ring through loud and clear.
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