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Dirty Honey conjure up the ghosts of classic Zeppelin and Aerosmith on expanded debut

Rock doesn’t come more classic than this, as Dirty Honey prepare for debut European dates with a combination CD

Dirty Honey - LP/EP cover art
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It’s taken a while, but at last Dirty Honey are heading for the UK and Europe. 

And the timing is ideal to mash their 2019 debut EP into last year’s rather short self-titled LP and bring everyone this side of the Atlantic up to date in one very enjoyable debut package. A handful of non-album singles are missing, which could easily have been added, but there you go. 

Sounding immediate and fresh yet making the very most of their classic rock influences – chief among these being Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin – the band deliver the goods time and again on Rolling 7s, Down The Road, Tied Up, Gypsy and Another Last Time. 

Guitarist John Notto swaggers like Perry and Whitford combined, and vocalist Marc LaBelle more than a few times drifts wonderfully into Robert Plant territory. Expect them to be everywhere by the end of the summer.

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.