BLACK HONEY

Debut album out 21st September 

Welcome to ‘Black Honey’, the self-titled debut album today announced by the UK’s best rising band due for release on September 21st.  Listen to album opener ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I Love’ today. 


Bursting out of the ether in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there’s no other British band out there quite like Black Honey. Having spent the last four years perfecting the indie game, everything you think you know about them and their unique surrealist world is about to be wonderfully shaken up as they prepare to release their hugely anticipated debut album.  With contradiction at every turn, it’s an album that celebrates being human, in all its different forms and by doing so, will touch the hearts of everyone that hears it.

We’ve already heard ‘Bad Friends’ earlier this year, but with the exception of 2016’s ‘Hello, Today’ (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer ‘Dig’, the album is made up of entirely new music with 9 brand new songs on offer. Album opener ‘I Only Hurts The Ones I Love’ – which you can listen to now – is a fascinating Garbage-flavoured meander that sets the tone for the record brilliantly. From there, there’s stone cold classic ‘Wasting Time’, Lana Del Ray nodding slow-burner ‘Blue Romance’ and disco-pop Trojan horse ‘Midnight’ – to name just a few.  However, across the entirety of the record, you can always feel the bare bones of front lady Izzy B Phillips diary scribbles are just around the corner as the varying tracks switch between chart-headed bangers and scuzzy, industrial David Lynch inspired strangeness. 

It’s the weird and wonderful mind of Philipps - her lovable but villainous, Milky-Bar-kid-meets-Debbie Harry persona – that you find very much at the heart of ‘Black Honey’.  An open sufferer of both dyslexia and ADHD, she’s a huge advocate for self-expression without limit and has relied hugely on her band – Tom Dewhurst (drums), Tom Taylor (bass) and Chris Ostler (guitar) – to channel everything that comes from her obsessive and dizzyingly creative head and bottle it into music. The album as a result is ultimately a collage of chaos, shot straight at the heart – honest, inspiring and deeply infectious. 

BLACK HONEY

ANNOUNCE OCTOBER TOUR

 

Black Honey, the UK’s most loved indie band, currently being lauded after the release of  their triumphant new single ‘Bad Friends’, along with the celebrated news that their debut album is almost here have announced a delicious UK October tour. Dates below with tickets on sale 9am Friday

 

Black Honey are never happier than when they are on the road. Although most of the last 6 months they’ve been putting the finishing touches on their hotly awaited debut album, they’ve found time to warm up with a few regional UK dates recently to try some of the new material live. It was their first run of shows since they came off tour with Royal Blood at the end of 2017 – a tour that took them up a level, as they played to their biggest ever crowds in arena’s across the country.

Their summer is jam-packed with festival dates. Kicking off at London’s Finsbury Park on the 30th June in support of Queens Of The Stone Age, they’ve got slots already confirmed at Latitude, TRUCK and Tramlines amongst others.  All in preparation for their biggest ever headline tour of the UK in October. Taking in all the major cities, the band will culminate the tour at London’s Electric Ballroom on October the 24th.  See full tour dates below.

Black Honey Tour Dates & Tickets

BLACK HONEY

'Bad Friends'  New single out now.

 

Black Honey, the UK’s most loved indie band, are back with their triumphant new single ‘Bad Friends’.  It comes with the long-awaited news that their debut album is finished, and on it’s way for release this year.

It’s been a little while since Black Honey first introduced themselves but from the moment they arrived they’ve commanded the attention of many with their fascinating air of confidence and creativity that instantly set them apart from all their peers. Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength as they’ve developed a wholly unique and classic sound and a reputation for releasing magnificently individual singles – including ‘Madonna’, ‘Hello, Today’, ‘All My Pride’ and most recent ‘Dig’.

All in preparation for this moment – the release of the first single to come from their hugely in demand debut record. ‘Bad Friends’ sets the tone -  perfectly demonstrating just how far Black Honey have come. Drenched with Garbage-esque swagger, it’s a dark, moody pop record that see’s frontwoman Izzy B Phillips at her most commanding. 
 
About writing ‘Bad Friends’ – ““Bad Friends is a still in time- when you feel just as lost in a moment as you are lost in an internal conflict between your ever-changing feelings for the wrong people. It’s about ultimately craving something that makes you alive. Sonically we wanted to create our own Frankenstein’s monster of pop music that felt equally wrong as it is right” 

The video – which you can watch now -  is a series of low-fi bedroom monologues featuring Izzy and various others. On making it, Izzy goes on to say – “We wanted to explore how widespread feelings of loneliness can be with this video. The women in the video are all self-directed, there was no brief and everything was their own artistic interpretation of the song. I chose women I found online I find interesting and beautiful in their own artistic way. I wanted to celebrate the insides of women minds – explore their relationships with their own reflection. 

Watch the video for ‘Bad Friends’ HERE  and check out the dates for one of the best live bands in the UK below the video

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ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES - MAY '18 

Black Honey, one of the UK’s most notoriously good upcoming live bands, have announced a fresh handful of tour dates for May.


The Brighton four-piece ended 2017 on a high, supporting long-term friends Royal Blood on their massive UK arena tour, playing to their biggest crowds to date. Since then, they’ve been holed up in their studio putting the finishing touches on their hotly anticipated debut album – releasing a teaser track ‘Dig’ earlier this year.

But never ones to sit still, they have now announced a return to the road with a 6-stop run of headline dates across the UK, playing some of the cities they have yet to grace. Kicking off in Hull on the 9th May, they will travel across the country before playing a closing show in Portsmouth on the 15th.  No doubt they will be showcasing some brand new music in the live arena – where they have always thrived, these shows are not to be missed. See full dates below. 

 
09/05 Welly Club, Hull
10/05 Sugarmill, Stoke
11/05 The Leadmill, Sheffield
13/05 The Globe, Cardiff
14/05 O2 Academy 2, Oxford
15/05 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Black Honey Tour Dates & Tickets
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