David Bowie put them at the top of a listening list in The Times – hurrah for the Dame!
now here’s a band who are witty , intelligent and criminally unknown ,I don’t think they wish to be indieier than thou and continue putting out limited 7s but if you’ve ever been in a band or managed one you will know how hard it is to balance a social life, a home life, friends and family and then that awkward second family the band – Honeytrap have had their fair share of bust ups and break ups and missing in action members wandering off into the tesco car parks of the mind so its with this new release that i hope they…. stay together… as dame number two Brett Anderson once sang from a studio near Hammersmith
Anyway enough about the kinky writher Brett and his band of leathery old gets this is about Honeytrap… and their new album Petrushka they take influence from the mournful sound of Klezmer and run it through with a blade made of rusty and fast crunchy guitars and impassioned lyrics ….
I heartily recommend this band if you liked the first Arcade Fire album, Gogol Bordello, Grinderman, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and the great English band Thee Single Spy who also draw influence from Klezmer and i really think they should get together and plot a tour …they both share a sense of drama and paint vivid portraits with strong themes – intelligent but equally as good to soundtrack an evening of ape shit vodka drinking and carousing with underfed wretches … so “Chtob vse byli zdorovy” to Honeytrap or Prost ! now go buy the album ! http://honeytrap.bandcamp.com/