Today, Wah Wah 45s will release Whatever You Do, by the new single by their latest signing, Honeyfeet. Whatever You Do follows the release of the single Sinner, a song that received plays on BBC 6 Music. The new single showcases the band’s unique brand of folk-hop while addressing the fear-mongering of the press. The song premiered on Craig Charles’ BBC 6 Music show on 6 January and we have an exclusive of the video.
Watch the video here:
For the last couple of years Honeyfeet have been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. This genre-defying band incorporate styles including jazz, and the aforementioned folk and hip hop into their music.
The band are fronted by Ríoghnach Connolly, also known for her work with Real World artists Afro Celt Sound System and The Breath and someone The Guardian called “a remarkable singer and flautist who…can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul”. The line up on the album is completed by Rik Warren (vocals/harmonica), Gus Fairbairn (tenor sax), Biff Roxby (trombone/vocals), Ellis Davies (guitar), Lorien Edwards (bass guitar), John Ellis (keyboards) and David Schlechtriemen (drums). Drummer Phill Howley joined Honeyfeet as a full time member in January 2016
Since their self-released debut album, 2013’s It’s a Good Job I Love You, keyboardist John Ellis jumped on board as full-time member, bringing his unique musical presence. This saw the onset of a more texturally adventurous style, as witnessed with the dual atonal solo between himself and guitarist Ellis Davies on Sinner. Similarly, for their new album, Orange Whip, set for release on March 30, engineer, bassist and spiritual guide Lorien Edwards makes his Honeyfeet recording debut, completing the line up of this very special band.
You can order the album here:
5th April London Album Launch @ Total Refreshment Centre, London
27th April Manchester Album Launch @ Gorilla, Manchester
5th May Bristol Album Launch @ Trinity Centre, Bristol
25th May Knockengorroch World Ceilídh, South-West Scotland
30th June Kelburn Garden Party, Clyde Muirshell National Park, Scotland
6th-8th July Honeyfeet TRIO @ Dazzley Badger, Cheshire (Day TBC)
24th August Towersey Festival, Oxfordshire
25/26th August Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire
Find Honeyfeet online here.