Honey Bucket is the alt-rock trio of Matt (Guitar / Vocals), Jon (Drums) and Vince (Bass / Vocals) from Portland in the USA.
The sounds seep through the room like water through green tea leaves – infusing the spaces with tinctures of colour. Honey Bucket produce material which appears benign, but has a distinctive and fulsome character. The trio create music which is endowed with understated munificence and spending time with them is time well spent.
The songs have semblances of garage rock, imbued with psychedelic surf and tempos switch between the lay back and ingest to the get up and dance frenetically, yet whichever the iteration there is a fuzziness that gives the resulting out-put an engrossing detail.
Not long out of formation – just over a year, Honey Bucket have already released two LPs and a three track single along with a heavy live performance schedule. Were the dice not loaded then they would already be a band you already knew, but the world doesn’t work like that, sadly.
I heartily recommend getting hold of the back catalogue (which is available on bandcamp) and keeping your ears pinned back for the inevitable next release. It is thanks to bands like Honey Bucket that being a music reviewer becomes so rewarding, as does my email in-box.
I wish them all the best and even if the rest of the world doesn’t get on the band-wagon for some obscure reason they will certainly sit on my play-list.
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