Watch Honeyglaze offer up new track ‘Female Lead’

Photo: Holly Whitaker

Their self-titled debut album arrives next month.

With their self-titled debut album set for release on 29th April via Speedy Wundergound, Honeyglaze are sharing another gem to get us excited for what’s to come.

Releasing new track ‘Female Lead’, the band’s Anouska Sokolow says, “I was overwhelmed by the state of the world during the first lockdown and constantly being surrounded by bad news. It was a time when people were playing with changing their appearance and I felt incapable of writing anything of any actual importance so I decided to write about something as completely arbitrary as dying my hair. I was inspired by the song ‘Leader of the Pack’ by the Shangri-las and the narrative heavy pop songs that were coming out of the Brill building during the 60s.”

“Given that the song itself is so narrative heavy, we knew we wanted to make something with its own separate story,” she adds about the accompanying vid. “It started off with some ideas about duality and stolen identity. I had recently watched Casablanca that’s where we got the idea of this movie character coming to life and we ended up writing a full scene for a made-up, 50s adventure romance. The rest was kind of influenced by films like Mullholland Drive and Purple Rose of Cairo.”

Check it out now below.

‘Honeyglaze’ Tracklisting:
1. Start
2. Shadows
3. Creative Jealousy
4. I Am Not Your Cushion
5. Female Lead
6. Burglar
7. Half Past
8. Deep Murky Water
9. Young Looking
10. Souvenir
11. Childish Things

See Honeyglaze live at the following dates:

APRIL
01 - Strange Waves Festival, Manchester
16 - Newcastle, Newcastle University* (SOLD OUT)
17 - Edinburgh, Mash House* (SOLD OUT)
19 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club* (SOLD OUT)
20 - Manchester, Gorilla* (SOLD OUT)
21 - Bristol, Trinity Centre* (SOLD OUT)
23 - Birmingham, O2 Institute 3* (SOLD OUT)
24 - Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre* (SOLD OUT)
26 - London, Electric Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
27 - Portsmouth, the Wedgewood Rooms* (SOLD OUT)

MAY
01 – Get Together Festival, Sheffield
05 - Focus Wales, Wrexham
06 - Road To TGE, Glasgow
07 – Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool^
09 - Road To TGE, Dublin, Ireland
12 - The Great Escape, Brighton
13 - The Great Escape, Brighton
14 - The Great Escape, Brighton
15 – Kill Yr Idols All-Dayer, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
18 – Lexington, London^
19 – The Loft, Portsmouth^
21 – Elsewhere, Margate^
24 – Polar Bear Music Club, Hull^
25 - Hype Park Book Club, Leeds^
26 – The Castle, Manchester^
28 - Dot to Dot, Bristol
29 - Dot to Dot, Nottingham

JUNE
02-05 - How The Light Gets In, Hay-on-Wye
11 - Long Division Festival, Wakefield

JULY
29-31 - Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
30 - Deershed Festival, Topcliffe

* supporting Wet Leg
^ headline show

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