Babes Never Die
Released in 2016
Reviewed November 16 2016
When Honeyblood appeared two years ago, I commented on the overall impression being one of promise rather than fulfillment. Listening back to that record today, it does sound kind of promising, but its most prominent feature is its fluffy sound. Not choosing between atmosphere and punch, and not quite achieving either as a result.
So what has happened now? There's a new drummer, replacing half of the original lineup. No frills, just a solid machine driving the songs. Her impact is not obvious, but crucial. Add to that some real power pop gems, real attitude and character, sounding all crisp and tight.
What's not to like this time? Nothing, really.