Honeytrap - Follies in Great Cities (2008)


Genre : Indie,Pop,Alternative

Tracklist
1.Song For Nona
2.Great Firewall Of China
3.Death Before The Silver Screen
4.The Healer
5.Get The Male Back
6.Eleven
7.Broken Violin
8.Seven Years Dead On Ballard Down
9.Mussolini's Son
10.Ben

Coventry-based four piece Honeytrap release their long-awaited debut album Follies in Great Cities on Monday 9th June through Tough Love Records. Complete with artwork by Rose Blake; daughter of the legendary Peter Blake, the ten track album represents a year of considered and unique song-writing, now married to ambitious production values. Following the release of the band’s David Bowie endorsed Naked Dancing EP last year, Follies…sees the band embrace a wider palette of instrumentation, incorporating violin, mandolin and horn sections alongside the requisite guitar, bass, drums set-up. The rich textures on display belie the unconventional recording locations adopted by the band, taking place in an old coal vault and a band member’s bathroom. Among the epic statements are several pop nuggets, replete with infectious melodies and addictive hooks that demonstrate a pop sensibility in tandem with their artistic impulses. “Try keeping up with this one if you can, it gets faster and faster and faster until it collapses exhausted into a bar full of drunks” David Bowie on album track “Mussolini’s Son” / "Sly-humoured, subtly dramatic oddballs… pretty fucking cool." Drowned In Sound / “'Filling the gaping chasm left after Les IncompĂ©tents split... Nifty tunes” VICE Magazine.