since my last post was about someone I discovered on facebook, this next post is about someone who a friend of mine on facebook recomended me. You there is a tenuous link here, I know its something which extremely strained to say it. but i was thinking about /Please/ and then I remembered this little gem that is Honeycmbe, the link being how usuelful a tool facebook can be for discovering new music. Even if it is just a post between friends to recommend someones music.
Well anyway a friend of mine who had been living in San Fransisco for osmetime she was someone who wasnt sure if I liked folk music. Now a lot of people who know me, will know that I freely try and give everything music related a try, because that is how I discover new things, plus friends recommendations always help.
Well anyway the artist in question was under the name of Honeycomb. Honeycomb ep
My friend was someone who had spent sometime over in San Fransisco where Honeycomb are based, and she said that they were the best thing she had come across whilst over there. so she posted me up a link to their début mini album and what can I say but wow, you may here me say this a hell of a lot, but sometimes I struggle to sum things up in words. but it was an un resplendent joy to hear, like having honey being dripped into my ears!
I dont know anything about Honeycomb, other then its the kind of music that is perfect for soothing people. Mixing together blues and folk together in a very beautiful vintage fashion, pulling together lush female vocal harmonies, with an array of instruments create something that feels really spiritual.
Beautiful brushed rhythms give moments of a timpony style feel as the the drums shuffle, there are moments you can feel the likes of Bessie Smith and Billie Holliday being washed through here vocals, in a way which only most contemporary folk acts can only dream of.
Strings are used to heighten the tension in melody, quite often drawing on darker sounds of the double bass and Cello, creating heart swept feels and percussive. Along with the likes of what sounds like dulcimer, ukelalea and i think more then likely a harp, pin drop the perfect backing.
Each song paints a picture of love interwoven with the personal characterisations, there is almost a hazy field style feel with the vocals asking questions that almost sound a bit like the sort of thing somebody like Gillian Welch may well have asked.
Complemented by the percussive hand claps act a bit reminiscent of the old blues chain stomp, its like as if Honeycombe are a reflecting about a very romantic time in music and its resurgence to find beauty in the little things in life. Obvious comparisons could obviously made to the likes of Joanna Newsome
So all I can say is thank you to my dear friend who recommended them too me! Here is their facebook page please go and like them! Honeycomb