Share the video for new single,
‘Back Of The Bar’
Land their first ever top 10 with new album,
‘Written & Directed’
“If Black Honey have always had a touch of the cinematic about them, then ‘Written And Directed’ finds them going blockbuster” – **** NME
“‘Written & Directed’ sees the quartet evolving into the rock outfit they’d always threatened to be” – **** DIY Magazine
“Swaggering hooks, big horns…beautifully crafted cinematic pop”– The Guardian
“The sound of a band that have pulled no punches, not compromising their vision in the slightest and yet still seem even more sharply focussed than their debut” – **** DORK
“Cinematically-immersive work…transporting us into their empowering world” – CLASH
Today, Black Honey have shared the video for their new track, ‘Back Of The Bar’, taken from their critically-acclaimed second album ‘Written & Directed’, out now on FoxFive Records. The ambitious and cinematic project sees the band push their sound to new heights, earning them their first ever top 10 record, charting at #7 – an incredible achievement for an independent U.K. rock band.
‘Back Of The Bar’ is an alluring and contemplative track, dropping alongside an endearing visual, in true Tarantino-inspired Black Honey-style, with Izzy dancing in the streets and riding London buses. As Izzy explains, “’Back of the Bar’ is kind of a time hop between where you travel in your mind when you are alone and how you recount all the memories of your life. It’s the rose-tinted glasses and the sadness they leave behind.”
Written & Directed’ is Black Honey’s second album. It follows their outstanding self-titled debut released back in 2018 when the world that surrounded the Brighton fourpiece looked and felt like a very different place. Black Honey however are still the bad-ass, truly original band they have always been, they’ve just graduated from the intriguingly anomalous newcomers to becoming one of UK indie’s most singular outfits. They’ve travelled the world and released a Top 40 album; graced the cover of the NME and become the faces and soundtrack of Roberto Cavalli’s Milan Fashion Week show; smashed Glastonbury and supported Queens of the Stone Age, all without compromising a shred of the wild, wicked vision they first set out with.
‘Written & Directed’ delivers one, very singular, message, aiming to unashamedly plant a flag in the ground for strong, world-conquering women. For fierce frontwoman and album protagonist Izzy B. Phillips – it’s the most important message she could send to inspire her cult-like fanbase and fill the female-shaped gap that she felt so acutely when she was growing up and discovering rock music for the first time.
With a typically hyper-visual world referencing grindhouse cinema, kitschy pulp films and a flip-reverse of female cinematic representation all primed to unfurl and explode around them, ‘Written & Directed’ is the sound of Black Honey strapping in and saddling up, of harnessing their quirks, and, as the Phillips has always hoped, riding them joyously into the sunset.
Full UK tour dates:
24th June – Banquet Pryzm, Kingston (Social Distant)
14th September – Jumbo, Leeds
15th September – Action, Preston
16th September – Vinolo, Southampton
17th September – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough
23rd September – Brighton, Chalk
4th October – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
5th October – Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
7th October – Glasgow, St Lukes
8th October – Manchester, Academy 2
9th October – Newcastle, Think Tank
10th October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Community Room)
12th October – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
13th October – London, Heaven