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.

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  You can order the album here:

Forthcoming shows:

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.


Feature prepped by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive. He can be found on Facebook and his website is www.michaelainscoephotography.co.uk

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