January 21, 2015

Honey & the 45s: MAD

photo: Amy Aiello

There is nothing wrong really with Chicago's soulful jazz-tinged quintet Honey & the 45. All the notes are in the right place, plenty of hooks too, but they lack originality on their new EP MAD, Safe for the title track and the husky afterhours song Dark that could have been penned by the Beautiful South they steer clear of adventure. Don't just write about being mad, but actually getting mad might help.

Honey & the 45:
Kristina Cottone: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Jon Gould: lead guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Jarad Kleinstein: drums, percussion
Kim Kozel: vocals, violin, saxophone
Sean Tatum: bass

Tracks:
  1. MAD
  2. Come Back
  3. Dark
  4. No Turn On Red
  5. Skinlovin'
  6. End of Love
  7. The Arrows

Live dates:
  • 01/24 Westclox Art Gallary (7pm), Peru, IL
  • 01/24 9th Street Pub (9pm), LaSalle, IL
  • 03/01 The Hideout, Chicago, IL

» honeyandthe45s.com

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