RIP: Pete Shelley

Very sad to hear the news of Pete Shelley’s passing yesterday. One of the true punk pioneers and, with the Buzzcocks, created some timeless classics of irrepressible, irreverent, and thrilling punk rock. Here’s a small selection, together with his wonderful solo track Homosapien and the Honey Ants’ poignant cover of Ever Fallen In Love, which is gorgeous and probably just about right for the mood today. … Continue reading RIP: Pete Shelley

The Honey Ants Cover Buzzcocks Classic

Over the years, we’ve heard many (usually crap) covers of the Buzzcocks’ classic Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve), but this slow moving version by folk duo The Honey Ants bucks the trend. Not only that, it may just be the most melancholic and arresting we’ve heard. Give it a spin…there will be new music from The Honey Ants next year.   Continue reading The Honey Ants Cover Buzzcocks Classic

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 9)

  House of Spirituals – Too Many Days  [RIYL: Chain-gang gospel, Blind Willie Johnson, Alabama Shakes]   The She’s – Cherry Red  [RIYL: Surf-rock, the Go-Go’s, Shonen Knife]   Gang – Animalia  [RIYL: Fuzzy psych, Dinosaur Jr., Wand]   Sixties Future – Saint  [RIYL: Rust-belt Americana, Delta Spirit, Futurebirds]   Morning Smoke – Soft Decay  [RIYL: Noise-rock, Eagulls, Sonic Youth]   Corinna Rose – I’m So Lonesome … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 9)

MM Premiere: The Honey Ants – Gold Plated

The marvellous Honey Ants are a duo consisting of John Grimsey and Rebecca Hamer. They are longstanding MM faves and it is a pleasure to be able to bring you the premiere for their new single Gold Plated. Their unique sound is created from solid folk roots and layered around exquisite bittersweet harmonies with elements of Southern gospel and classic country. In our opinion it has never been … Continue reading MM Premiere: The Honey Ants – Gold Plated

New From The Honey Ants

We have featured London duo The Honey Ants a few times on MM, and last May their Nirvana cover in particular was a real treat for the ears. Since then they have been busy writing and recording, evolving their folk roots into more complex and darker territories with elements of Southern gospel and country coming much more to the fore. The first of this brand new material to emerge blinking … Continue reading New From The Honey Ants

The Honey Ants Cover Nirvana

The lush, dreamy, retro folk soundscapes of the Honey Ants might seems a strange stablemate for the raw, visceral power of Nirvana. However, confounding all expectations, the aforesaid duo imbue the latter’s Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle with a sparse melancholy that gives the track a whole new dimension. The cover is the B-Side to their new single Lies (See You Again). … Continue reading The Honey Ants Cover Nirvana

Introducing >>> The Honey Ants

What better way to start the weekend than with the lush, retro-folk of the Honey Ants. The duo formed in April of this year to play folk infused pop songs heavily influenced by 1960s and 1970s music, such as Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles and The Mamas and Papas. Try distinctive new single Give Me Arms, which will be released on the 28th October. However, … Continue reading Introducing >>> The Honey Ants