EP REVIEW: Black Honey

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The Black Honey EP, which remains nameless, gives way to haunting echoes that give the listener insight into the longing nature of the songs. The lyrics in “Sleep Forever,” the first track, beg for a sampling of a situation over and over.

Black Honey hails from Brighton and consists of Izzy Bee, Chris Ostler, Tommy Taylor and Tom Dewhurst. The group stays mysterious in the way that public information is pretty slight- even though they plan to tour “forever” and keep their music fresh and personal. The group will release their debut four song EP in a limited edition physical form which is made available only in the flesh at their shows.

The EP is made up of four demos, all full bodied and ready to blare.

The first track, released about four months ago, “Sleep Forever,” opens the album longingly with the lyrics: “I wish I could sleep forever ooh, I wish I could sleep forever with you.”

The song continues on in a sleepy way and the second track, “Teenager,” widens the scope of Black Honey’s capabilities. Unlike bands that stay stuck in one sound, Black Honey gets raw after showing a softer side on the first track.

“The night unfolds, hold me without your claws,” and throws “I don’t mind you got the war inside,” into the middle of the verse, sharing that openness with the listeners right at the get-go.

The third track, “The Taste” gets a bit sultry and more upbeat and almost slurs, “I can’t help myself.”

The closing demo track, “Bloodlust,” was released mere days ago and helps the EP run full circle, ending it on an upswing with an almost angry and annoyed tone.

“Bloodlust” closes in a sea of egging on with repeated, “Come on’s” that leaves you with nothing but the desire to follow.

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