Thursday, March 9, 2023

EP Review: War Honey "Last Woman Left at the Market" (Independent) by Brynn Kali StarDew

Band: War Honey
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Country: USA
Genre: Indie rock
Format: Digital album
Label: Independent
Release date: May 11, 2022
War Honey’s lead singer Gabrielle Dana really has some nice pipes! I’m not usually one who listens to music like this, but these vocals help to elevate this band to the status of artists like Florence and The Machine or Adele. The band seems to be quite talented too, but her voice definitely has a soothing quality which is definitely heard in Stupid Stature & RaceHorse. This EP is tagged as Dreampop and I would definitely say this tag is appropriate in terms of overall sound since I am a big fan of Dream Bass, a type of electronic music with a similar soothing quality in my opinion.
The next track "Forage For Porridge" definitely had a lot of the same aspects as the previous tracks. I really enjoyed the steady guitar intro on this, but the lyrics are quite interesting too! Halfwit Banquet has a really pretty guitar/vocal melody which is also quite good at 1:30. I'd even go as far as to say it feels like you're flying through the clouds being followed by a band of angels. The only complaint I really have is that the album is too short and they don’t have enough tracks on it to give it the build up to the “Dream” ending I think they're really looking for. -Brynn Kali StarDew

Musicianship: 9/10
Songwriting: 9/10
Memorability: 9/10
Production: 8/10
Overall: 9/10

Track list:
1. Stupid Stature
2. RaceHorse
3. Forage to Porridge
4. Halfwit Banquet

Gabrielle Dana: Vocals
Ben Fitts: Guitar
Dontay Downer: Guitar, bass
Erik Hoffer: Guitar, bass
Robbie Valluri: Drums

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