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"David Bowie's Song Of The Month"

"Mussolini's Son" is a six minute plus, Balkan-inspired, slice of craziness from Honeytrap's "The Naked Dancing EP". The overall fiddle heavy sound puts me in mind of some of Camper Van Beethoven's finer moments, circa Key Lime Pie. Try keeping up with this one if you can, it gets faster and faster and faster until it collapses exhausted into a bar full of drunks, la, la, la, la-ing all over the place. - The Times

"Review of Naked Dancing EP"

'Filling the gaping chasm left after Les Incompétents split... Nifty tunes.'
- Vice Magazine

"Review of Naked Dancing EP"

'Pretty fucking cool' - Drowned In Sound


Andy Is A Freefaller 7" single
Naked Dancing EP
Follies In Great Cities album, all released with Tough Love Records



Honeytrap have steadily been forging an exciting and unconventional sound since 2005, embracing elements of klezmer, folk, alternative rock and pop. Hard to pin down sylistically, the band reflects the diverse musical upbringings of its members.

Principal song-writer and guitarist Dan Sydes is a devotee of American folk, psychedelia and art rock, including Beirut, Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire. Synth player and classically-trained violinist Dan Simons counts Kate Bush, Metronomy, Owen Pallett and Tom Waits among his influences, and has toured with Devon Sproule's band and indiepop side-project The Empty Set. The band's bassist is published author of erotic fiction the Duchess, who brings a theatrical sensibility to live sets, and cites influences including St. Vincent, Janacek and Belinda Carlisle. Drummer John Bolton has toured with a number of accomplished indie bands including the Dead Kids.

Honeytrap have picked up fans including David Bowie, who named them as his band of the month in The Times, calling their song 'Mussolini's Son' a ' Balkan-inspired slice of craziness... The overall fiddle heavy sound puts me in mind of some of Camper Van Beethoven's finer moments.'

Having formed in Coventry, Honeytrap moved to London in 2008. They have since entrenched themselves within the East London gallery scene. Recent gigs have included Supine Studios, WW Gallery, Videopia and In The Woods festival, alongside acts such as Pete And The Pirates, Micachu And The Shapes, and The Invisible. The band have also supported Jeffrey Lewis and Owen Pallett.

The band are ready to release their second album in spring 2010 with Tough Love Records. With gigs as far afield as Tokyo, New York and Madrid, Honeytrap are a band with ambitions that transcend British indie parochialism. Having already received airplay on Radio 1 and XFM, they’ve garnered a devout fanbase wherever they’ve played.