Over the past few years, Brighton has produced some of the freshest talent to grace the indie music scene; with bands such as The Wytches and The Magic Gang creating catchy new tunes. Four piece Black Honey have certainly exceeded expectations of the tired stereotype 'another' indie band, and if their huge talent has anything to do with it, they'll be just as big as the two earlier bands for next Summer's festival season.
You could say that the band have sort of 'come out of nowhere', however, they come bearing gifts of kitschy, funk-pop influenced tracks that are to be featured on their debut EP. Black Honey have clearly established their sound - tracks like 'Madonna' has elements of grungy sludge and 70s funk guitar riffs, which works well along side an incredibly poetic, however dominant, vocal. This poetic dominance is showcased best in the track 'sleep forever' where courageously talented lead Izzy B Phillips shows us that she means business. Maybe putting it a little too simply, her vocals have similarities with Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell and Alvvays' Molly Rankin, which, with them being two of indie music's best singers.
This summer has proved to be a huge success for the band, with slots at Ynot festival, Kendall Calling and Reading and Leeds; their popularity with teens has grown enormously. Proving to be unmissable at festivals this year; Black Honey have announced autumn tour dates to branch out again and do what the band does best. Be sure to catch Black Honey at one of their shows this October!
(written by ruby kenwright)