Song: Imitation Heart
Release date: 19/08/2022
Imitation Heart marks a progression on Honeycub’s typical 90’s grunge sound with a more futuristic, explosive, heavier sound that has been inspired by bands such as Muse and Nothing But Thieves.
Honeycub went further than ever before on the production on this single by exploring new sounds and textures with the help of producer Alex Loring (Fangclub, Big Spring, Tropic Gold, Rews, Attendant, Carpark) to create a richer and more complex sound than previous releases.
“Oppression has existed throughout human history. I watched a TikTok about these people called ‘Recusants’ (give it a Google). They were Catholics who had to hide their religion during 1500’s England in fear of fines and imprisonment. The same act of having to hide your true beliefs/emotions/sexuality hasn’t gone away 500 years later.. Imitation Heart is about those oppressed groups in society and having to put on a false identity just to get by in this backward world.”
– Ollie Wilson, Lead singer/guitarist from Honeycub on the new single.
Honeycub are a 3-piece alternative-rock band from Leeds, England. Formed in 2018, their music is a melting (honey) pot of 90’s alternative and grunge with flavours of early Radiohead and Muse with a topping of modern day Royal Blood. The band have gone from strength to strength and have been riding the wave of the rebirth of heavy guitar music in recent years. Support slots with scene heroes Fangclub, Big Spring, Black Foxxes and Sick Joy have propelled the band quickly in popularity and helped to build a foundational following both live and online.
The band have had a successful start with their first 5 singles – most notably their single ‘Waking Up’ – which made it onto a number of Spotify curated playlists and now has over 78,000 streams. These songs have been championed by several key people including Emily Pilbeam (BBC Introducing – Yorkshire) and Elise Cobain (Senior Music Programmer at Amazon Music).
Honeycub are now ready to unleash 5 new tracks written and recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic of the last 2 years. The new music – produced by Alex Loring (Fangclub, Big Spring, Rews, Carpark, Tropic Gold) – was inspired by a fast-changing and uncertain world where life was incredibly isolated and bleak with an undercurrent of protests, violence, deception and grief. Despite this, the song lyrics largely describe hope, freedom and the need to be heard which are paired with the hard hitting riffs, stadium sized singalong chorus’s and driving beats of the music.
Armed with this new material, Honeycub are ready to step up to the next level and grow their loyal fan base even further.