'Crushed' by honeychain ~ SKY ROJO soundtrack
Pocket Full of Good Luck - Video Premiere - The Big Takeover Magazine
honeychain is the sound of tumultuous pop punk, gritty garage rock swagger, and can-do attitude. With a sound soaked in angst-driven alternative rock and sunny power pop, this Los Angeles-based formidable trip have been lauded by music fans and music critics alike.
honeychain is the brainchild of charismatic frontwoman Hillary Burton. What was once a solo project for Burton (playing every single instrument on the debut, Futura), turned into a full-fledged band in 2015.
Burton (vocals, guitar) is joined by Andre Tusques (bass, backing vocals), and Loye Aubrey Jr (drums).
Burton's compositions combine the classic sophistication of the Shangri-La's with the introspective jaggedness of the Buzzcocks. CRUSHED, the band's first full-length album, was product by Kim Shattuck (The Muffs, The Pandoras) and was released in 2017, along with a handful of videos, including the song "Messy Love" with a cameo by Shattuck, who played lead guitar on the track.
In April of this year honeychain signed to Die Laughing Records and in June the released their latest album, Pocket Full of Good Luck via Die Laughing and Golden Robot Records.
Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of the dynamic performance video for the high-energy "Pocket Full of Good Luck."
The music clip for the track was self-directed and edited by Burton and pieces together footage of the band members playing with gusto. They were each filmed separately due to social-distancing protocols put in place to combat the current pandemic.
The quickly edited performances are given as added intensity by the ever-changing animated background imagery that swoops by as visual exclamation points. The bold and restless graphics and lively band performance are the perfect match for the punk pop punch of "Pocket Full of Good Luck."
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honeychain signs to Die Laughing Records//Golden Robot Global Entertainment
May 11, 2020: Los Angeles, CA - “honeychain is thrilled to join forces with Die Laughing Records and Golden Robot Global Entertainment. Their DIY work ethic and passion for the bands on their label made it a no-brainer for us.” Front woman Hillary Burton enthuses from her Southern California home.
The Indie punk label, Die Laughing Records, rose again in 2015, after a decades long hiatus, and is run by Dave Dalton, founder and self proclaimed grand pubah, along with music exec veteran, and partner, Rob Trisler. Now partnered with Golden Robot Global Entertainment out of AU, DLR feels fortunate to be able to court and ink bands with pedigrees like the alternative rock trio honeychain. Fronted by guitar chauntress, Hillary Burton, the lineup includes Andre Tusques on bass and Loye Aubrey Jr. on drums.
honeychain’s first release was the ep, FUTURA, before honeychain became a full-fledged band, as Hillary played all instruments on FUTURA.
In 2017 honeychain released their sophomore album titled CRUSHED, produced by Hillary’s friend and band mate in The Pandoras, Kim Shattuck, who also played lead guitar on two tracks.
“Hillary and crew have blends of 60's / 70's rock with a twist. Twangy punky guitar, with beautiful blazing vocals. We are excited to add honeychain to our roster, they are a dream!” Dave Dalton mused from his office in Alameda, CA.
honeychain’s sound has been described as "soaked in bittersweet alternative rock and sun drenched punky power pop.”
Punk Rock Theory declared, “Think of acts such as Letters to Cleo and Veruca Salt, mix them up with The Muffs along with a dash of Blondie and you are not too far off the mark.”
Rob Trisler sums it up nicely, “honeychain is like everything good about 90’s college radio.”
What’s next for honeychain and Die Laughing Records? Plenty. As this is going to press a lyric video has just been released for the new single “Pocket Full of Good Luck” which comes out on DLR June 19th, 2020 from the forthcoming album of the same name.
Make sure to follow “honeychain” on all social media platforms, visit their band page honeychainmusic.com, as well as the Die Laughing Records and Golden Robot Records websites.
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