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Thursday 07 January 2021

Brighton Four-Piece Black Honey Launch Fully Loaded Attack On Alpha Male Egotism

New single I Like The Way You Die lies at the very heart of Brighton four-piece Black Honey's new record, Written & Directed

Within its stomping three minutes is a heavy and fully loaded attack on alpha male egotism, swapping it out for pure and unfiltered female power. 

The accompanying video sees Black Honey and their leader Izzy B. Phillips setting the song up on a gruesome gothic trip with feme-fatale Phillips at the front and centre. 

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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