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Brighton’s music scene is a thriving one, with the coastal city’s upbeat and high-tempo output making waves (seaside joke there) throughout the rest of the UK.

The band that has stood out amongst the rest for their all-out indie rock attack is Black Honey. The band are constantly trying new approaches to their sound, with their 2021 sophomore album Written and Directed being closer to a film score over an indie rock record.

Frontwoman Izzy Bee Phillips’ lyrics are relatable, as she talks of her struggles navigating her way through youth and desperately trying to make sense of the world, the band’s raw, on-the-edge sound is captivating and movement inducing, and live, they are a force to be reckoned with. Black Honey are the complete package, which is why they’ve been on top for nearly a decade now.

The quartet released their newest album last month, titled A Fistful of Peaches, which draws score-based elements from their previous LP, but places a heavier emphasis on making pop songs – such as the catchy Out of My Mind which features a gorgeous, crescendoing bridge.

The band are set to perform at Newcastle University Students Union on Wednesday 5th April. Supporting on the night comes from Londoners, Bad Nerves, a power-pop band that blast out noisy and ferocious anthems.

Catch Black Honey at Newcastle University Student Union on Wednesday 5th April.


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