(Make Me a) TRISTE© Mixtape Episode 56: Honeyglaze

Honeyglaze

“Born out of lead songwriter Anouska’s un-desire to be a solo-act, Honeyglaze met officially at their first ever rehearsal, just three days ahead of what was to become a near-residency at their favoured ‘The Windmill’, Brixton. Forming a mere eighteen-months ahead of a subsequent eighteen-months of mandatory solitude, Honeyglaze have since been making up for lost time, recently performing to a rammed crowd at Green Man festival, and at the iconic 100 Club for Fred Perry’s ‘All Our Tomorrow’s Festival’. Their debut single Burglar is reminiscent of Whitney’s Forever Turned Around and the stylistically-subdued existentialism of Julia Jacklin, or Haley Heynderickx. In their own words, they describe Honeyglaze as “the ungodly fusion of 3 humans into a clamouring superorganism. It eats only fish, and demands undistracted and constant worship. FFO Power Rangers, Salvador Dalí”. Their debut album Honeyglaze will be released 29th April on Speedy Wunderground.

What They Say: “Hello! We’re Honeyglaze, a 3-piece band from London. We started out around 2 years ago, often playing live in London at venues such as Brixton Windmill and George Tavern, and now have released 3 singles with a debut album to be released on April 29th on Speedy Wunderground“. 

Their Mixtape:

Tony Joe White – Homemade Ice Cream

A song I have listened to quite regularly for the past few years whilst having a bath. Whenever I listen to this song outside of the bathing context, it relaxes me.

LV feat. DandelionCCTV

A song that reminds me of the time we finished our record with Dan Carey and celebrated at his studio and him putting this on, and also screaming one by one for no reason.

Monomono – Kenimania

This tune only reminds me of summer. I used to listen to this song daily 2 summers ago and remember being on the tube, smelling humid sweat in the air, and looking out into the sunset. It brings me a lot of happiness.

Puma Blue – Already Falling

Last year I would walk to the river from my house every few days to watch the sun set, and I would play this album back-to-front on the way there. The lyrics, the way the song swells into the chorus, and the way the instruments all seem to be competing to be the softest in the room, all remind me of the warm dissociation of staying in bed for far too long.

The Duprees – My Dearest One

I am still not sure what kind of scale or chords this song uses. Whatever they are, they’re magical. Every other phrase ends on the note you didn’t expect, and it’s always the sweetest, saddest one.

Fontaines D.C. – I Don’t Belong

This song could be about anything, but it sounds like it’s a story being told at the end of time. It’s epic in a real sense. We saw Fontaines at Green Man and the whole event was oddly apocalyptic, which is really the feeling of the whole album.

Joni Mitchell – My Old Man

“But when he’s gone, me and them lonesome blues collide.” The whole song is set up around this one part, leaving you unprepared for the heartbreaking chords and the barely metaphorical description of being half-empty.

Honeyglaze will be out April 29th on Speedy Wunderground. Look HERE for more information on Honeyglaze.

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