BLACK HONEY – ” Written & Directed “

Posted: December 4, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Following the 2018 release of their self-title debut album, Black Honey return with this special zoetrope picture disc edition of their sophomore album ‘Written & Directed’.

The Brighton four-piece have been one of the rising stars of the UK indie-scene and this album feels like a return to their Tarrentino-inspired roots. The Brighton four-piece have travelled the world following the release of their Top 40 debut; graced the cover of the NME, become the faces and soundtrack of Roberto Cavalli’s Milan Fashion Week show; smashed Glastonbury and supported Queens of the Stone Age, all without compromising a shred of the wild, wicked vision they first set out with. ‘Written & Directed’ is Black Honey’s second album. It follows their outstanding self-titled debut released back in 2018 when the world that surrounded the Brighton fourpiece looked and felt like a very different place. Black Honey however are still the bad-ass, truly original band they have always been, they’ve just graduated from the intriguingly anomalous newcomers to becoming one of UK indie’s most singular outfits.  It’s now time for the next instalment of their story – ‘Written & Directed” – which see’s Black Honey deliver one, very singular, message – a 10 track mission statement that aims to unashamedly plant a flag in the ground for strong, world-conquering women. For fierce 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6FHFP0-dg 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.

With animated zoetrope artwork from Drew Tetz, this record comes signed and hand-numbered on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Exclusive Zoetrope Picture Disc Edition
  • Limited to 1000 copies
  • Signed by the band and hand-numbered

Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform, the expected release date of this record is 29/01/2021

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