Black Honey have announced their self-titled debut album!

Black Honey have finally announced details of their highly-anticipated debut album which is set to be released on September 21st!

As part of the announcement they dropped their second single of 2018 and opening track of their self-title effort ‘Only Hurt The Ones I Love’!

The band unveiled ‘Bad Friends’ earlier this year as their first single of 2018, and the four-piece get bigger and better with every release since bursting onto the scene in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there’s no other British band out there quite like Black Honey!

The 12-track effort  is made up of entirely new music with nine brand new songs on offer, and features ‘Hello, Today’ (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer ‘Dig’! 

The band reach another milestone with the announcement of their self-titled debut LP and we are excited to listen to it!

‘Black Honey’ – Tracklisting

01 Only Hurt The Ones I Love
02 Midnight
03 Whatever Happened To You
04 Bad Friends
05 Blue Romance
06 Crowded City
07 Hello Today
08 Baby
09 Into The Nightmare
10 Dig
11 Just Calling
12 Wasting Time

They will be hitting the road from the 13th October for a headline tour with the finale taking place at London’s Electric Ballroom, and they’re playing loads of festivals over the summer too.

October UK headline tour:
13/10 Thekla – Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London

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Album of the Week – Four Year Strong – Rise or Die Trying

Good lord this album is just a pure slice of pop-punk gold

Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary Four Year Strong are currently re-releasing the album on exclusive print runs as well as touring the world in celebration of the album…and boy does it deserve it.

The album that arguably put Four Year Strong on the map, it’s jam packed with everything I would say makes a top pop-punk album: Big riffs, Catchy Choruses and Gang Vocals .

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Now it’s no secret i’m a sucker for big riffs and this album has them by the fist full, Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die; probably the most known track from the album; is the prime example, from the opening of the song to the break down in the middle, it’s everything what gives the band it’s identity so much so they have named a song Beatdown in the Key of Happy. There are so many more examples I may as well just write out the tracklist for the album.

Catchy Choruses is something Four Year Strong never fail to come up with, Bada Bing! Wit’ a Pipe! Is a prime example of their ability to come up with a chorus that you just want to learn straight away to be able to sing it every time, Maniac (R.O.D.) Is just another example of a sing-along chorus that incorporate gang vocals so perfectly.

I wouldn’t go as far to say this is Four Year Strong’s best album in their collection but it’s good fun and it felt only right to honor it on it’s 10th anniversary, if you’re one for collecting vinyl then this is one you definitely need to add to the collection.

Album of the Week – Deaf Havana- ‘All These Countless Nights’

The second Album of the Week comes from Deaf Havana who have had a long and interesting journey.

In 2013, the alternative rock band, released one of the most captivating albums of the year – “Old Souls” – and are back again, years later, with “All These Countless Nights”.

Behind the scenes problems with management and finances nearly put an end to Deaf Havana all together in 2014, but these tough times ended up forming the band’s most meaningful album yet.

The album kick-starts with an upbeat song Ashes, Ashes that dabbles with the overall theme of the album.

Happiness and Like A Ghost are two songs that are softer alternative rock songs it allows the listener to take a breather from the usual Deaf Havana upbeat tone, while they can play it heavy or gently glide on the likes of ‘Fever’ and ‘Sing’.

One of my favourite songs from the album is England thats brings a different tone which is on the more funk side, this is definitely a song anyone can dance too, but it is also a song with a gentle message.

Check out the album below:

“All These Countless Nights” is written perfectly and as per usual, Deaf Havana provides provides a mixture being upbeat, grooving vibes and soft, gentle tracks.

Each individual song will end up speaking to your heart because when I first heard this album it got me thiking and I was unable to press pause.

It’s creatively different, and beautifully pieced together, it’s a big step forward for all the members of the band so grab your headphones and enjoy.

Check out Deaf Havan’s latest video release here:

Album of the Week – Enter Shikari – The Spark

The first ever Album of the Week comes from the latest release from genre bending band Enter Shikari. Their return to the spotlight comes with their fifth release and probably the most refined yet different from the band yet, to the point when genre bending no longer accurately describes them.

The Spark feels more personal, and more defined, with songs like ‘The Sights’ and  ‘Take My Country Back’ reminding me of the Enter Shikari we all know and love but then songs such as ‘Rabble Rouser’ and ‘Shinrin-yoku’ introduces you to a different side to the band that isn’t often heard yet still work with the context of the album.

Check out the album below:

The band themselves often went out to say that this album was different to others, but they could say that before each of their albums, as part of their appeal is the constant evolution of their sound, taking different tones from album to album, but all still getting across their beliefs and messages clearly.

Check out Shikari’s latest video release here: