Black Honey’s star’s been on the rise all year - they’ve never shined as bright as on ‘Hello Today’, though. All those months of ever-swelling festival tents have battle-hardened the Brighton lot - feeding off the energy of those cider-drenched fields, ‘Hello Today’ soars from the off.
It sounds ready for main stages; destined for top slots. As searing guitars frame Izzy Phillips’ sneering vocal, they nevertheless keep things as anthemic as they come, never succumbing to their gnarlier tendencies’ ability to bludgeon rather than buddy-up. It’s purpose built for friends’ shoulders and flares - a sunset soundtrack that’ll carry them right through to this time next year.
Much has been made of Black Honey’s left-field cinematic desires - ‘Hello Today’ is a simpler taste, but no less refined. The bratty, bolshy, ‘fuck you’ moment of redemption that we crave for all protagonists, from rom-coms to the arthouse, it’s Black Honey’s leap into the big leagues.
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