Track of the Day: The Honeyfire – Replica

Track of the Day: The Honeyfire - Replica

Sisters Sally and Natalie Joiner are The Honeyfire, a dream-pop guitar band hailing from Bristol, UK. Their enchanting harmonies and textured guitar lines reveal an honest and endearing bond between the siblings. Blending themes of fear, failed love across dreamscapes thorugh their poetic lyrics, these ethereal songstresses captivate their audiences with dark and hauntingly beautiful live performances.

Sally and Natalie began writing and performing together from a young age. During their musical development the pair were briefly joined by drummer Anja Quinn and they began to make a name for themselves supporting national touring artists, such as Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Bristol’s very own She Makes War, also receiving radio play from BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing.

The Honeyfire recorded their self-titled debut album with Jim Barr (Portishead and Get The Blessing) at his Bristol studio. With a sound ranging from the energetic driving guitar riffs of ‘Parallel’ to the a cappella vocals and music made on a saw in ‘Unheard Voice’, the album was released in December 2014 through Bristol based Jelli Records, and was met with widespread critical acclaim.

Having performed at various festivals including Lakefest, Nibley Festival and the Bristol Acoustic Music Festival where they appeared alongside Chris Wood, Stackridge and Thea Gilmore, September 2015 saw the band performing at The London Acoustic Show before reverting to their two piece line up.

Sally and Natalie continue to perform across the UK alongside writing and recording material for release in 2016 and 2017. The sisters also host a monthly radio show on Pirate Nation Radio.

Live Dates:
Sat 24th Sep – Carnival Records, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Fri 14th Oct – Lilico’s, Barnstaple, Devon
Thu 20th Oct – The Louisiana, Bristol
Sun 23rd Oct – Bedroom Bar, London
Sun 30th Oct – Mesmerist, Brighton

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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