Review Summary: A Fistful Of Glory
Black Honey's third album, "A Fistful Of Peaches," is a captivating marvel that showcases the band's growth and musical maturity. The album is a bold and confident declaration of the band's unique sound and style, blending different genres and influences into a cohesive and unforgettable collection of songs.
From the opening track "Charlie Bronson," the album immediately grabs your attention with its infectious grooves and catchy hooks. The song is a perfect example of the band's ability to blend rock and pop elements with a hint of nostalgia, creating a sound that feels both fresh and timeless. Similarities can be made to classic rock groups such as Sonic Youth or Garbage, with their distinctly punk and noise rock tones.
Black Honey manages to feel modern and classic at the same time, though a modern sheen on their production: the fuzz-driven guitars and empowering drum work cut through to create the bustling 80s rock sound that never truly gets old. Single, "Heavy," is a standout track that perfectly captures the band's signature style. The song is an introspective cut about the mood swings one may get with bipolar disorder, with shimmering guitars, bombastic drumming, and a catchy chorus that will have you singing along in no time.
Another highlight of the album is "Nobody Knows," a poignant and vulnerable ballad that showcases lead singer Izzy B. Phillips' stunning vocal range and emotive delivery. The song is indicative of the band's ability to create powerful and introspective moments while maintaining a consistent and cohesive sound. Izzy's vocals are exceedingly charming, striking a wonderful balance between the likes of Grimes, and Billie Eilish (two notable modern female singers), integrating their style in a way of inspiration instead of imitation. She finds a pocket in her vocal style that while familiar, provides enough dissociation to create a unique sole entity.
Throughout the album, Black Honey showcases their versatility, seamlessly blending different genres and styles to create a sound that is uniquely their own. From the bluesy guitar riffs of "Up Against It" to the 80s-inspired synths of "Cut the Cord," each song on the album feels like a journey through different musical landscapes.
Overall, "A Fistful Of Peaches" is a triumph for Black Honey, showcasing their growth as artists and their ability to create an album that is both cohesive and diverse. The album is a must-listen for anyone who loves catchy hooks, powerful vocals, and innovative songwriting. It's a testament to the band's talent and their dedication to creating music that is both meaningful and entertaining.