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Who are you and where are you from? 
We’re Fly Trap Honey, an indie rock ‘n’ roll group made up of students at Durham and Newcastle Universities. We formed in 2019 and since then we’ve played shows in Newcastle, Stockton, Durham and even London and Edinburgh!

What is it you do? 
We play upbeat rock music with an indie vibe that draws from a variety of influences, from folk to new-wave. We pride ourselves on fun, energetic live shows that are never quite the same. We try to write and record when we can (the final year of uni can be quite full on). 

How long have you been doing it? 
We formed the band in 2019, but we didn’t really get a chance to do things properly till Summer 2021 when lockdowns were eased and we could start gigging and recording. 

What inspires you? 
Suppose really the thing we all have in common as a band is a love of music, which inspired us to pick up instruments and actually do this. Songwriting-wise inspiration can come from a lot of places, often from a throwaway line someone says or a party gone wrong. Run, the new single, is definitely one of the party gone wrong groups.

Tell us about your music. 
We released our first single Stolen Days in 2020 during the first national lockdown. It was sort of an ode to the Summer days we lost; it’s become a definite crowd favourite since we’ve been gigging. Our last single Away was kind of written to be an upbeat killer indie track, reminiscent of the Vaccines and the Killers; that got us our first radio play. We like to keep our live versions a little different from the recorded versions – there’s something special about knowing the guitar solo you saw at the show was a one-off. It’s always fun to rock things up a bit. Our next single Run is a bit heavier than the stuff we’ve done before, both in terms of mood and also in terms of sound; we always end with it because it has this great build to it and this anthemic sort of end which is a brilliant point to end a set on. 

What have you got coming up in the future?
We’ve got our next single Run out on the 20th of May (you can find a link here and then hopefully a couple of gigs in the North East before we head down to London to play Camden Assembly on the 30th of July. 

Where can people find out more about you?
You can find us on Instagram and Facebook @flytraphoney.

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