HONEYCHAIN: “Go Away” b/w “Goin’ Through Your Purse”: 7”

“Go Away” is easily Honeychain’s best song so far. It’s got a cool, gritty garage vibe to it which is a few steps away from the cleaner sound this L.A. trio has previously exhibited. It’s a simple song with a simple structure but it’s extremely catchy and hits the mark. The flipside is a cover of a Material Issue track from 1994 and I must admit to having no previous knowledge of that band. However, using the resources at my disposable I can confirm that Honeychain’s version of what is a great power pop tune, differs only in that it is a bit faster and features female, not male, vocals. An excellent single which has also made me a fan of Material Issue. –Rich Cocksedge (Jarama 45RPM, [email protected], jarama45rpmrecs.bandcamp.com)