If you’re familiar with London’s small venues, pubs and club nights, you’ll be familiar with the names Peeping Drexels and Honkies. Two bands who have been putting the ground work in playing support slots to hone their craft and build a fanbase ready to support their future releases. Today, via Permanent Creeps Records (a spin off of the successful club night which has welcomed Fat White Family, Kagoule, Yowl and Hotel Lux), both groups team up and share a side on a split single.
Peeping Drexels return following the 2017 release of ‘The Goof’, a track from the post Fat White Family generation which displayed its influences on it’s sleeve. Today they drop ‘Bills Drift’, which at the very least displays a maturity and a greater sense of self. The band show a progression of sound and sounds in a track which rumbles through like a concrete western. For a band of discontented youths, Peeping Drexels wouldn’t be out of place sat next to more accomplished acts such as Iceage and Shame, and ‘Bills Drift’ is a track ready made for your road trip playlists or if you need a soundtrack to barge through the Tuesday commuters. Listen below:
Back before the frenzy of the South London scene, if you spoke to a young-er Shame, Goat Girl or the like about their favourite bands, the name Honkies would always crop up. If you ever find yourself in the New Cross area, it’s likely you’ll find Honkies playing at their regular haunt, The Five Bells. Developing a reputation for country post punk sounds, Honkies give the fans what they singed up for in new one ‘Pagans’, a track ready made for hooch drinking ‘White Trash’ to whoop and holler to, around some sort of sin burning fire. Honkies are clearly bringing the good times, get on board and listen below.
We are proud to host the Split Single Launch at The Five Bells, New Cross on Friday. Join us alongside Peeping Drexels, Honkies, The Starlight Magic Hour, POSA and Muck Spreader for an evening of bloody good noise. Tickets are £3 via Dice here.
Single Artwork by Edie Lawrence