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Their hell-for-leather version of the Gun Club’s Thunderhead was a highlight of last year’s Jeffrey Lee Pierce Project compilation Axels & Sockets. Now Cornish power trio Honey release a debut album that thankfully captures their refreshingly untamed raw rock essence and ferocious, punk-driven energy.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Sarah Marie Tyrell, bassist-singer Ele Lucas and Magma-fixated super-drummer Sammy Downing power through heat-seeking missives such as Deviant, Feral and Celestial Burial, frequently sounding like an unholy collision between Hole and Motörhead, elevated by the girls’ bewitching harmonies.

Meanwhile, Coffin Womb displays a more sensitive side and Black Teeth crashingly invokes early Alice-style psychodrama. Having laid waste to South-West niteries for several years, global success should be inevitable if there’s any justice in the world./o:p

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Kris Needs is a British journalist and author, known for writings on music from the 1970s onwards. Previously secretary of the Mott The Hoople fan club, he became editor of ZigZag in 1977 and has written biographies of stars including Primal Scream, Joe Strummer and Keith Richards. He's also written for MOJO, Record Collector, Classic Rock, Prog, Electronic Sound, Vive Le Rock and Shindig!