I’m usually a bit reluctant to go out on a limb and make what inevitably turn out rash and ill considered predictions:
… my team will definitely win the league this season;
… this ‘music streaming’ thing will never catch on;
… Boris Johnson is telling the truth this time.
And here I go again, but I’m absolutely confident this time I won’t be left with egg on my face. You’re going to love Manchester six-piece band HONK. In fact, given time, I reckon they’ll become the new darlings of indie-based radio stations. And festivals.
As a token of my faith, I’ve even pre-ordered their forthcoming debut EP, ‘Grand Opening‘ which is due for release on 4th August. And this on the strength of of the only track so far made available, ‘Let the Dog See The Rabbit.’
Describing themselves as a ‘trash can country’ outfit they remind me in a way of a mix between Alabama 3, The Nude Party and Glasgow band, ‘Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gate Lockpickers.’ (Yeah, it is kinda difficult on the basis of only one song, I know.)
Honk recently played The Flying Duck venue here in Glasgow. This was one of my favourite ‘alternative’ bars, with much the same vibe as The Old Hairdressers, where some years ago an unknown band with a distinctive sound graced the stage – Fat White Family.
And they didn’t do too badly, did they?
I have a similar feeling in my water!
(I struggled to find much info on the band at this point, but will post an update once the EP has been fully released.)