It’s been a long time coming but 2015 may well be the year of London soul rockers rumHoney. They have been a going concern now for a fair few years without getting the break they crave and, more importantly, deserve.
Given that bands of a similar vein such as The Temperance Movement have made great strides in the public consciousness over the past 12 months it is surely just a matter of time before rumHoney become the new taste of every music lovers lips.
To aid their acceleration into UK rock’s top tier is the release of their latest EP “Home Again”. Listening to the tracks on offer it’s difficult to figure out why they aren’t already dining at the top table. It damn sure ain’t the quality of the music.
This is Classic Rock as imagined by The Black Crowes’ UK cousins. Take the title track, a soulful riff that wouldn’t be out of place on any of the aforementioned Crowes finest albums, backed up by fine lyrics and restrained but powerful vocal performance from frontman Sky Wood. “Bitter Love” adds some swing and funk to proceedings and it’s a fresh and inviting track that showcases the band at their finest.
The sound and feel to the album is well and truly set from the opener and “Wildest Dreams” picks up where “Home Again” left off with a mid-pace roll that would be perfect in a live environment and sits very nicely whilst lying on the couch with the headphones on.
The mainly acoustic “Only As Good As The Last Kiss” feels like a fireside song at the end of long night that has been spent in the company of fine women, fine friends and fine rumHoney. Now that sounds good to me.
Check out the EP for yourself at https://soundcloud.com/rumhoney/sets/home-again-ep-exclusive-to