Following the release of their debut self-titled album, Black Honey will headline at Manchester Academy 2 in just a few weeks.
Bursting on to the scene in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, the band has spent the time since honing their debut album. With the exception of 2016’s Hello, Today, the track which catapulted them on to Radio 1 and 2017’s Dig, the album is made of entirely new material.
The album draws from the likes of Garbage, Lana Del Ray, throwing in some disco pop, slower burners and classic rock. 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.
An open sufferer of both dyslexia and ADHD, Phillips is 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.
When do Black Honey headline at Manchester Academy 2?
Black Honey headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 21 October 2018. The Manchester gig is one of ten UK dates the band is playing in October:
13 October – Bristol, Thekla
14 October – Brighton, Concorde 2
15 October – Birmingham, Academy 2
16 October – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
18 October – Leeds, Church
19 October – Newcastle, Riverside
20 October – Glasgow, Stereo
21 October – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
23 October – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
24 October – London, Electric Ballroom
Black Honey’s self-titled debut album was released on 21 September 2018.
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