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Saturday 17 October 2020

Brighton's Black Honey Set To Release Ten Track Mission Statement Celebrating Strong World-Conquering Women

Brighton four-piece Black Honey feel now is the time for the next instalment of their story – "Written & Directed" – which sees the band deliver one, very singular, message – a ten track mission statement that aims to unashamedly plant a flag in the ground for strong, world-conquering women. 
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For frontwoman and album protagonist Izzy B. Phillips – it's the most important message she could send to inspire her cult-like fanbase and fill the female-shaped gap that she felt so acutely when she was growing up and discovering rock music for the first time. 

Written throughout 2019 and recorded in fits and spurts between touring, 'Written & Directed' is drenched with a hedonistic, anything-goes attitude. 

It's also the most full-throttle collection of music that Black Honey have ever-written – egged-on by their run of shows supporting long-term friends and collaborators Royal Blood.  


Exploring everything from womanhood, to identity and power, it's an album that revels in the rich history of pop culture, throws a wink to its rock-and-roll heroes, but ultimately (and in true Black Honey fashion) it stands on its own two feet. 

"I made this record for young women to feel invincible." - Izzy B. Phillips, Black Honey  

With a typically hyper-visual world referencing grindhouse cinema, kitschy pulp films and a flip-reverse of female cinematic representation all primed to unfurl and explode around them, 'Written & Directed' is the sound of Black Honey strapping in and saddling up, of harnessing their quirks, and, as the Phillips has always hoped, riding them joyously into the sunset. 

Black Honey's new album "Written & Directed" is due for release on 29th January 2021. CLICK HERE for details.

by: Mike Cobley




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