Festivals Black Honey offer up their brand of dark disco rock at Bestival 2018
The band play as part of the Slacker takeover on the festival’s Big Top tent.
Not many bands can make an entrance quite like Black Honey; that’s clear from the moment Izzy B. Phillips leads the quartet on stage, dressed in a pair of ginormous platform boots and a striped sequinned dress perfect for a festival as colourful as Bestival.
Blitzing through a selection of newly-released cuts - the darkly reflective ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I Love’ and the almost sinister ‘Bad Friends’ standing out as real highlights - their riff-tastic set offers the gathered crowd a good taste of their forthcoming debut. It’s during old favourite ’Spinning Wheel’, though, that Izzy most comes alive: the slinky intro seeing her become a cross between a blushing Jessica Rabbit and maniacal Marilyn Monroe, before the track’s Dick Dale-esque guitars kick in and her pouting transforms into screams.
Never ones to do things by half, they also showcase their newest certified-banger ‘Midnight’ - fresh from being released early this week - which proves an infectiously danceable offering, packed with disco hues and a killer chorus. Not too shabby for a Saturday afternoon, really.
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