After only forming mid-way through 2014, Black Honey have quickly become one of the most talked about guitar bands in the UK. Starting out shrouded in mystery the band let the music do the talking, there were no photos, only their TV themed artwork to accompany each track they released. Further adding to the intrigue, instead of issuing a standard press release the band invited fans to text them directly if they wanted to find out more.
After dreamy opener 'Sleep Forever', 60’s psychedelic ‘Teenager’ and grunge rock 'The Taste' the band revealed their debut EP with their final hook laden track ‘Bloodlust’ and the first photo of themselves. To celebrate the band played a sold out secret show in their hometown of Brighton. Over the next few months the band caught the attention of the NME and The Telegraph who both named them as One’s To Watch in 2015, they were also listed in Hype Machine & BBC 6Music’s Most Blogged Top 10 list also picking up radio support from Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing and XFM, most notably Dave Rowntree who played every track off their EP on his show.
Kicking off 2015 with a bang, Black Honey unveiled their latest double A single, Spinning Wheel/Madonna which is only available in physical format (CDs) which you can buy at gigs. The first 5 records (1-a-day) were available via bidding on eBay where each CD sold between £25-32. Both tracks have already been supported by radio with Huw Stephens premiering Spinning Wheel on his Radio One show, and Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart all playing Madonna. The band have also played an XFM session and have had Madonna on the XFM evening playlist with Dave Rowntree playing both new tracks on his show. The band also have an extensive run of dates throughout the spring/summer after support slots to the likes of The Cribs, Superfood and Mini Mansions.
The band are Izzy B Phillips, Tommy Taylor, Chris Ostler & Tom Dewhurst.
Black Honey will perform at Dot to Dot Festival 2015.