Posts Tagged ‘Honey Ants’

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.






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.


Once again our list of admirable musically inspired films to watch has grown exponentially and here is an initial selection of some of our favourites…













Nickel In The Jukebox


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 I Could Cry (Hank Williams cover)  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Hank Williams (obviously), Hurray for the Riff Raff]


The Floors – Join The Fight  [RIYL: Punk-blues, Jon Spencer, The Warlocks]


St. Tropez – Son Of God  [RIYL: Garage punk, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Thee Oh Sees]


Dolores Haze – Crazy About Me  [RIYL: Lo-fi power pop, Wolf Alice, Sleater Kinney]


The Honey Ants – Lies  [RIYL: Folk, The Smoke Fairies, The Milk Carton Kids]



The Honey Ants have shared the video for their third release of 2015 – The Sound Of You.

Shot at Dungeness in Kent, the landscape is a perfect fit with the haunting and powerful track.

Watch it here.



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 better showcased than on this three minute gem which calls to mind the best of the Lumineers or Shovels and Rope.

The band describe the song as being about “trusting people you got no business trusting“. Distinguished by Hamer’s crystal clear vocals and a guitar riff that would get the floor shaking in a Texas roadhouse, Gold Plated is a spirited, strident uptempo rocker that lyrically asks no quarter and gives none in return.

Watch the video or simply stream the song below. You can also catch them at their first headline gig playing the Jazz Quarters in Dalston, London on July 16th – get tickets here.





New From The Honey Ants

Posted: March 23, 2015 in Country, Folk, Indie, Music

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 into the spring sunshine is The Devil Told Me Lies.

Watch the accompanying video full of stunning monochrome imagery or simply stream it below.




Here is a festive offering from The Honey Ants, and their version of In The Bleak Midwinter.


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). Have a listen and click through to get a free download here.


Introducing >>> The Honey Ants

Posted: September 28, 2013 in Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Music, Pop

Introducing >>> 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, you can download it for free via the band’s Facebook page here.