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Bad Honey - "Circles"

Let's face it, as a self-styled hilarious punster, I should be in my element when writing about a South London duo called Bad Honey. But I decided I'll be really sweet and try to avoid any groan-worthy jokes for a change. You'll find no sting in this tale.

Bad Honey are Lydia Clowes & Teresa Origone, and they've just released their second single of the year, "Circles."

They've been buzzing around since 2016, creating some beautifully delicate lo-fi synth soundscapes. "Circles" is absolutely one of these and it's a perfect example of smooth alternative soul.

Prepare yourself for the most delicately petal-soft vocals that show the most impressive range and a chorus where the music takes on an almost funk-like sound, whilst always maintaining a fluttering electronic drum beat.

The subject matter is just as sweet.

“...being in a relationship where both people are fighting their own battles, and finding strength in supporting each other. It’s a positive way of saying ‘I’ve got you and you’ve got me', and not allowing things to go round in a vicious circle where problems are ignored and the situation gets worse." -Bad Honey

If the song itself wasn't enough, it comes with an incredibly imaginative video. Animated by a made-up written language that creates clever images to support the song, you'll find yourself torn between watching the images come to life, reading the "translation" and listening to the beautiful soundtrack.

Seriously, I'm not pollen your leg!

Bad Honey’s music has received ample radio support from BBC Introducing London (The Hot List for International Women’s Week 2019), BBC Radio 1xtra (Jamz Supernova and Moses Boyd), Radio X (John Kennedy), BBC Radio 6, Worldwide FM, Amazing Radio, and from Spotify’s New Music Friday in UK, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, to name but a few. Not to mention they were chosen as resident artists for The Roundhouse in 2017-18 and have performed at Love Supreme 2019, Jazz In The Round 2018, Village Underground, The Jazz Cafe, BBC Music Introducing Live, Cheltenham Jazz Festival (2017 and 2019) and Brainchild, they have also supported the likes of Little Simz, Gogo Penguin, Soweto Kinch.

A real hive of activity, I think you'll agree!


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