New Music – Real Thing / Pale Honey

Pale Honey have wasted no time preparing a new album, blending classic rock guitars once again with a rhythm section that isn’t afraid to deploy a Kills-like electric setup or even a cowbell every now and again. That combination brings the roll back into rock ‘n’ roll, it’s something you can actually dance to whilst rocking out simultaneously. It seems so wrong to splice the old and the new so strongly, but it really works and though it’s not original, it’s never done enough (what does originality even mean any more anyway?). It’s got bits of the Kills in, as said before, but the ‘oohs’ and generally the vocals are like Warpaint decided to become a hard rock band. If that’s not enough to get you interested, we don’t know what will.