Clad in plaid

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for an experience unlike any other. Honeyrocket released their new album, Comforting Violence, and music has never sounded so good.

They’ve described themselves on their website as “one part distortion, one part sarcasm, one part laughter at the foibles of the common man, one part tonsillitis, one part actual chops, one part liberal use of the word fuck, one part unhealthy obsession with seafood–shake it aggressively and bake thoroughly.”

What you’re left with is what lead singer/guitarist Trezzy likes to call “indie-punk-pop-metal-sushi-core.”

Upon meeting this quartet of ladies and seeing them play, it’s hard to disagree with that analogy. On stage, they’re an aggressive, angst-filled group that wears you out. Off stage, they are cool, collected and extremely friendly.

“This album represents us triumphing against adversity,” recalls singer/guitarist Trezzy, who would rather write about bad experiences than talk about them. “I don’t like to talk shit and drag up the ugly (parts of the) past. If there’s good stuff I’ll talk about it all the time.”

“I think the recording turned out very well considering that we only had two weekends to do it,” adds Marlene, Honeyrocket’s lead guitarist.

Comforting Violence’s ten songs have given the band an opening to release their life experiences upon the listener. The guitars come out how they should on a good metal recording, distorted and with enough drive behind them to knock someone over. The bass is excellent, and the vocals are clear. The back-up vocals further help elevate the band’s sound above the rabble that the music community has to offer. Trezzy is also one of the few female vocalists who knows how to scream through a mic and have it come out clear and powerful.

The album was produced at Echo Base Studios in Calgary and is a great example of local indie production. Not the types to stand by and let the world pass, Honeyrocket have been playing many dates in Calgary this year and hope to go on tour by next August. All this and they’ve already produced another demo before the CD release party for Comforting Violence.

“A lot of people don’t know how to handle us,” states Trezzy. “I think that we scare people, but it’s a double edged sword.”

“It makes people give us a second look,” continues Marlene.

Aggressiveness and energy, screaming and plaid–Honeyrocket plans to make it in an ever-expanding music industry.

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