HONEY JOY: Self-titled: LP

Nov 22, 2017

This debut full-length from London-based five-piece is catchy and fun. The production quality isn’t great, but I think that’s actually part of the appeal. It’s like a mix between melodic, riff-driven stuff like Cross My Heart and poppier ‘90s-inspired guilty pleasures like Letters To Cleo. If it was faster and tighter, it would be a dead ringer for LPIII-era Soviettes, which I ended up listening to anyway. The split black and clear vinyl is a definite bonus though. I’m a sucker for cool vinyl. –Theresa W. (Everything Sucks Music, everythingsucksmusic.bandcamp.com)