Honkies return once again, relatively quickly after the release of the pungent ‘Slugs’, with an immodest and pretty hilarious jibe at the scene with ‘Buzz Band’.
Sure, this is a pretty cynical take, but the band don’t even poetically dress up the idea of getting bent over by the baying money flingers that snort a key while foaming at the mouth in the Windmill’s toilets. It’s direct, cutting and utterly unapologetic – which sure, may come across to the ignorant as some attempt at feigning coolness – but at least they aren’t afraid to defy pigheaded obnoxiousness to express a notion that actually probably a lot of people are thinking as well. At the end of the day it aims to focus in on the larger image – the state of the industry in the capital as a whole and the fickleness of audiences in the current state of music consumption.
Also – their unified sound as a whole may be loose and crass, but its infectious – the sarky country-twang allowing them to craft something brazen and raw while subtly beguiling in it’s simple, attractive hooks.
It’s snide as fuck, and all the better for it.