Heroes and villains. Bad-ass bitches and dead-end deserters. Love, lust, hate and all that’s in between. Ever since Black Honey stomped onto the scene in a head-rush of grit and glitter, the Brighton quartet have set about building their own incendiary, inclusive universe from the inside out.
It’s one that’s seen the band – formed of singer and chief ringleader Izzy B. Phillips, guitarist Chris Ostler, bassist Tommy Taylor and recent addition drummer Alex Woodward – swell from intriguingly anomalous newcomers, infusing every early release with bold, theatrical videos and increasingly iconic artwork, to 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.