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Honeyglaze Share New Single & Video For “Female Lead” – Debut Self-Titled Album Due 29th April on Speedy Wunderground

March 12, 2022
credit Holly Whitaker


Share new single, “Female Lead”

Self-titled debut album due 29th April 2022
on Speedy Wunderground

Wet Leg support dates in April, followed by headline tour in May
and summer festivals

With their highly anticipated debut album due out later next month, Honeyglaze have shared new single “Female Lead” and announced new shows, including Wet Leg dates followed by their own headline tour in May, and numerous festivals this summer.

Their Dan Carey-produced, self-titled debut album will be released on 29th April 2022 via Speedy Wunderground. Preorder here.

The South London based, haiku-loving trio formed just before the first lockdown, and a combination of compelling live performances and early singles “Shadows”, “Creative Jealousy” and “Burglar” has seen their profile rise rapidly and garner support from a plethora of early fans including Steve Lamacq, Matt Wilkinson and Wet Leg – who have all declared themselves in love with their intoxicating brand of poetic lyrics and impressive musicianship.

Now they also share new single, “Female Lead“, with accompanying video directed by James Ogram and the band’s Anouska Sokolow, and featuring Jojo Macari, one of the stars of Netflix’s Sex Education.

“I was overwhelmed by the state of the world during the first lockdown and constantly being surrounded by bad news,” Anouska says of “Female Lead”. “It was a time when people were playing with changing their appearance and I felt incapable of writing anything of any actual importance so I decided to write about something as completely arbitrary as dying my hair. I was inspired by the song ‘Leader of the Pack’ by the Shangri-las  and the narrative heavy pop songs that were coming out of the Brill building during the 60s.”

The new single showcases this intimate appeal of Honeyglaze. As we’ve touched on before, Honeyglaze are the real deal, bringing affection into their creations whilst portraying their unique character. With this personal and raw creation founded by the honest insightful lyrics and the emotion which rules the entire composition, Honeyglaze allows this sincerity to shine through their abrasive tones and melodic march.

Of the video she adds, “Given that the song itself is so narrative heavy, we knew we wanted to make something with its own separate story. It started off with some ideas about duality and stolen identity. I had recently watched Casablanca that’s where we got the idea of this movie character coming to life and we ended up writing a full scene for a made-up, 50s adventure romance. The rest was kind of influenced by films like Mullholland Drive and Purple Rose of Cairo.”

Live Dates:

Friday 1st April – Strange Waves Festival, Manchester
Saturday 16th April – Newcastle, Newcastle University* (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 17th April – Edinburgh, Mash House* (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 19th April – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club* (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 20th April – Manchester, Gorilla* (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 21st April – Bristol, Trinity Centre* (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 23rd April – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3* (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 24th April – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre* (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 26th April – London, Electric Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 27th April – Portsmouth, the Wedgewood Rooms* (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 1st May – Get Together Festival, Sheffield

Thursday 5th May – Focus Wales, Wrexham
Friday 6th May – Road To TGE, Glasgow
Saturday 7th May – Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool^ 
Monday 9th May  Road To TGE, Dublin, Ireland
Thursday 12th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
Friday 13th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
Saturday 14th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

Sunday 15th May – Kill Yr Idols All-Dayer, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Wednesday 18th May – Lexington, London^
Thursday 19th May – The Loft, Portsmouth^

Saturday 21st May – Elsewhere, Margate^
Tuesday 24th May – Polar Bear Music Club, Hull^
Wednesday 25th May – Hype Park Book Club, Leeds^

Thursday 26th May – The Castle, Manchester^
Saturday 28th May – Dot to Dot, Bristol
Sunday 29th May – Dot to Dot, Nottingham

2nd – 5th June – How The Light Gets In, Hay-on-Wye
Saturday 11th June – Long Division Festival, Wakefield

29th – 31st July – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
Saturday 30th July – Deershed Festival, Topcliffe 

* supporting Wet Leg
^ headline show


1. Start
2. Shadows
3. Creative Jealousy
4. I Am Not Your Cushion
5. Female Lead
6. Burglar
7. Half Past
8. Deep Murky Water
9. Young Looking
10. Souvenir
11. Childish Things

Album Preorder:

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