Honey Beard is an award winning Electronic Synthwave duo from Toronto, Canada. The band have been creating music since 2012 drawing on early influences such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan and The Doors. The band have built up quite a reputation for their frenetic live performances with edgy songs that have shaken up typical synthwave tropes while balancing dark synths over bright thumping beats.
Honey Beard released their debut EP “Thousand Million Things” in 2015 to much fanfare and in March of 2017, the band released their debut full length album "Dreamless Sleep". They launched the album to a sold out crowd at Toronto's Junction City Music Hall, with the album earning them praise from fans and critics alike, including Canada's most famous musical historian Alan Cross. "Dreamless Sleep" had a long chart run on college radio since its release and enjoyed popular rotation on Canada's national broadcaster CBC Radio and Sirus XM. Later that year Honey Beard won the 'Best Electronic Artist' award at the Toronto Independent Music Awards 2017!
Honey Beard followed up the success of their album with an EP calledReveriein 2018 which started them down the path of the Synthwave genre culminating in a move to sign with British independent label 'Retro Reverb Records'.
Fast forward to 2019 and Honey Beard have just released their 4th studio record ‘Whispers of Light’ and their first true foray into the synthwave scene. The EP has already made an impact on the burgeoning community with Forever Synth, Nightride FM, Karl Magi and Cobra Commander giving the record top marks in their review.
Honey Beards first release on Vinyl and second studio album 'Oneiros' caps off a turbulent 2021 with an eclectic electronic record that is both exciting and introspective at the same time. 'Oneiros' completes the nearly 6 year concept narrative woven through each record since the debut in 2016, culminating in their best piece of music yet.
It's almost that time of year again and as usual Saint Etienne have news to tell you.
Firstly, they're releasing a Christmas single in December that goes on pre-sale via ouronline music shopfrom5pm(UK time) thisFriday 19th Novemberhere.
It's calledHer Winter Coatand will be accompanied by a beautiful new film by Alasdair McLellan.
Bob Stanley: "We love Christmas, as you probably know, and it feels like it's been a while since our last really Christmassy Christmas record. But I think Pete has done a properly beautiful, icy, frosted, festive job on 'Her Winter Coat'. Alasdair's film for it is the icing on the yule log. I hope you love it as much as I do. We're really looking forward to playing it live!"
Pete Wiggs: "To complement 'Her Winter Coat', Sarah and Gus Bousfield have come up with the incredibly catchy 'A Kiss Like This', laden with swirling hibernal synths, and for a touch of Cold War frost we have the brooding melancholy instrumental 'Lillehammer' to complete the package. Hope you love 'em all!"
Due to current lead times on pressing vinyl they'll be releasing the single as a four track CD EP plus two flexi discs - in Christmassy green for 'Her Winter Coat' and red for 'A Kiss Like This'. All three will be available to buy individually or as a bundle and we've decided to donate all proceeds from sales to theThe Trussell Trustwho do amazing work preventing hunger across the UK.