Leeds' own alternative rock trio Honeycub have been making waves over the last few years thanks to their slick blend of 90s grunge and combustive heavy rock, carving out an indomitable sound that is both classic and cutting edge. Previously, they've won us over with hard-hitting anthems like 'Battleground', but today, we're all about their new cut, 'Imitation Heart'.
A track that perfectly encapsulates their tempered, yet explosive sound, 'Imitation Heart' is a track ready to take flight at any moment. Showing a marked progression on the band's more typical grunge sound, the new single hits with an almost futuristic and far heavier sound, one that has been inspired by bands such as Muse and Nothing But Thieves.
Speaking about the new single, frontman Ollie Wilson explained, "Oppression has existed throughout human history. I watched a TikTok about these people called ‘Recusants’. They were Catholics who had to hide their religion during 1500’s England in fear of fines and imprisonment. The same act of having to hide your true beliefs/emotions/sexuality hasn’t gone away 500 years later... 'Imitation Heart' is about those oppressed groups in society and having to put on a false identity just to get by in this backward world.”
Honeycub went further than ever before with the production of the new single by exploring new sounds and textures with the help of producer Alex Loring (Fangclub, Big Spring, Tropic Gold, Rews, Attendant, Carpark) to create a richer and more complex sound than previous releases.
A talented trio from the heart of Leeds, Honeycub formed in 2018, and since then they’ve been carving out an impressive path with their nuanced hybrid sound. A fine melting pot that has been described as a blend of “90's alternative and grunge with flavours of early Radiohead and Muse with a topping of modern-day Royal Blood,” they’re arguably one of the biggest bands of the year.
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