Black Honey at the Electric Ballroom, London

Black Honey are one of the coolest bands in indie rock right now; determined to take over the world with the release of their eponymous debut album, they took to the stage at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on a chilly Wednesday night.

We’ve said it time and time before, and we’ll say it time and time again: frontwoman Izzy Phillips is an enigma. She leads the band with ease, making each and every stage she plays her own, as she croons Black Honey’s greatest hits to their eager audiences. It was no different at their biggest headliner to date, right in the heart of Camden, and if the band were at all nervous they were excellent at covering it up. Neon LED lights in the shape of lips lit up the stage behind Black Honey, creating the perfect setting in which the band could uniquely give it their all. It was not surprising that most of the setlist was taken from the new album, but they also threw in some old fan favourites such as ‘Madonna’, and ‘Corinne’, which was the second to last song played. ‘Midnight’, the lead single from the album, was the closing piece, and rightly so as it had the crowd frantically accepting the opportunity to go wild one last time. Black Honey have outdone themselves time and time again over the last couple of years, but their humble beginnings have clearly not been forgotten as they have been thrust into sequin-covered success. If there’s one record that you download as this year comes to an end, make it Black Honey. If there’s one band that you set your sights on seeing next year… make it Black Honey. This is a band destined for the stars.


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