Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Baby Honey this Friday - a last one for a while!

Wells, kiddos, we got some news: good and bad.

Let's start with the bad: we're wrapping up our clubnight for a while as we've all been busy bees! We will keep up the indiepop spirit with So Tough! So Cute! and shiny new cassette tape label Cool In A Crisis coming at ya this autumn. Keep a lookout for our future DJ gigs, more blogging, and pop action!

In awesome news, we're putting on two excellent acts this Friday: The Hardy Boys and Phil Wilson. Guest DJing comes from the wonderful Upsidedownia - two lovely Italian ladies!


The Hardy Boys boys are returning to Buffalo Bar as part of a short tour to promote their new EP Under the Piccadilly Clock, released on Bubblegum RecordsDon't forget to pick up a copy - we've been listening to the tracks non-stop! These pop heroes emerged 25 years ago, but have only learned of their cult statues when their single Wonderful Lie, became an eBay treasure, selling for some exorbitant amounts of £££.

Here are a few free treats from them, one old (lost in 1986 and never released) and a new one (available on the EP).

Phil Wilson is a founding member of the June Brides , whose mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the C86 bands that would follow. Following the end of the June Brides, Phil Wilson began a short solo career, releasing singles in the late '80s. He is now back after 25 years away from music. He will be playing a mix of June Brides, his solo singles, and tracks from the new album "God Bless Jim Kennedy", which will be released on Slumberland and Yesboyicecream Records in November.

And, to remind ourselves of September, let's watch this super 8 video: The June Brides - In The Rain

Anastasia Cohen (Baby Honey)
Rory Mackie (Baby Honey)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Photos from July clubnight!

Yes, yes, we know these are well overdue! We've been busy having fun at Indietracks, watching The Pooh Sticks do an ACE set, and hosting our Indiepop Guess Who? workshop.

Anyway, enjoy! Click on the photos to see more on our Flickr page.

The Lovely Eggs

Hotpants Romance

Anastasia in a Liechtenstein sandwich

Evans The Death

Songs For Children DJs


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Baby Honey tomorrow! Four bands! Songs For Children DJs!

Huzzah! Tomorrow is almost here so get ready for our yummy line-up of FOUR (count 'um 4) bands! As usual we'll be getting dizzy on the vodka-fuelled dancefloor after the bands with lovely guest DJs Songs For Children hailing from Hong Kong!!


Liechtenstein are one of the the most exiting bands around, being as they are three young women from Goteborg, Sweden who make brilliant music reminiscent of Dolly Mixture, Shop Assistants and the Modettes. They also run the brilliant record label and online shop Fraction Discs and have played with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Comet Gain, among others.This band are truly special.


The Lovely Eggs were on of the highlights of last year's Indietracks, playing brilliantly wonky songs about accordions, falling of your bike and birds. Featuring ex members of legendary 90s band Angelica, The Lovely Eggs cook up a sound that veers from crunching guitar frenzy to whispery quiet bits. Look out too for the mighty Drumcycle!


Hotpants Romance is obviously one of the best band names of all time, and also happens sums up the band perfectly. A riot grrrl sonic assault a'la Huggy Bear or Bikini KIll done up to the nines in (you've guessed it) hotpants. Not to be missed.


Evans The Death are inspired by the likes of The Field MIce, The Wedding Present and The Sea Urchins. The make exquisite odd-pop some between Help Stamp Out Loneliness and The Arcade Fire and have just finished their GCSEs.

Songs For Children (Hong Kong)
Anastasia Cohen (Baby Honey)
Rory Mackie (Baby Honey)

And as a taste of what's to come Liechtenstein have new excellent summer tune, downloadable for free from Fraction Discs:

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Photos from last Friday!

Hugs to everyone who came out and danced with us, a big special thanks to Hatcham Social, Downdime, The Racket for putting on such wonderful performances, and props to Jen who played some ACE tunes after.

If anyone has some photographic evidence capturing the evening, add them to our Flickr group!


Friday, 11 June 2010

Baby Honey tonight! Hatcham Social! Downdime! The Racket!

Cripes! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? It's already time for BABY HONEY #006, and June sees us welcome one of our favourite current bands; the mighty HATCHAM SOCIAL, Leeds indiepop grungers DOWNDIME, as well as newly-minted thrash-pop funsters THE RACKET. 

As ever we will play the very best in indiepop, post-punk, northern soul, and girl-groups for a clued-up and appreciative dancefloor 'til the wee small hours.

"Hatcham Social have that life-and-death passion of a life lived in three minutes flat" - BBC Music
"hook-heavy Brit-fop...shot through with a delicious 80's indie jangle" -  NME
The last time that Hatcham Social headlined a venue as compact and bijou as the Buffalo was a very long time ago. One of the most exciting bands to have sprung up in the last couple of years, Hatcham Social play big-hearted tunes with a dash of C-86 influenced jangle. Fresh from touring the hell out of their Top 40 debut LP 'You Dig The Tunnel And I'll Hide The Soil' the band are sure to turn the Buffalo Bar into a strange and magical place for the evening.

           THE RACKET:

The Racket are a brand spanking new band from London combining members of The Duloks, Official Secrets Act, The Sexual Hot Bitches and Dance Magic Dance to make the kind of music the Ramones would have made, if they were mainly female – and wrote songs about boys

Friday 11th June 2010
The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper St, London N1 1RU. 020 7359 6191
9pm - 4am. £6/5 (flyer/concs) £3 after bands have finished.

♦ DJs 

Anastasia Cohen (Baby Honey)
Rory Mackie (Baby Honey) & String Bean Jenn (Colour Me Pop)

And as an extra treat here's the bedroom-demo version of the Racket's I Don't Like Your Friends as a wee taster for tonight!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Save 6Music!

We'll be playing some records this Saturday at the Save 6Music demo. Make sure you come down to show your support for the UK's best national radio station (and the only one likely to play any of the bands featured on this blog) and we'll see you down the front for 'Joy Division Oven Gloves.'

Here's the organisers spelling out exactly why you should attend:

"On Saturday 22nd May at 12pm, we will gather together outside Broadcasting House for a second time to protest against the closure of BBC 6Music.

We have lined up some fantastic live bands and speakers as well as as a stage and PA so you can see and hear everything perfectly! This demonstration of support for the staff of the BBC, musicians, and all connected with 6Music will mark the end of the consultation process.

What the BBC proposes is unacceptable. We believe BBC 6Music should retained as a station in it's own right - broadcasting 24 hours a day, hours a week, not a sister station to any other BBC station or lost altogether.

6Music is the only place that caters for our diverse tastes, giving us access to the BBC's rich musical archive and offering valuable exposure to new music that may not otherwise be heard on a national radio station. The DJs play music they are passionate about to an audience who are passionate about music.

So please join us on May 22nd. Come along to show your solidarity and support; bring a flask of tea and have a sing-along all in the name of saving 6Music. Invite everyone you know who might not have been invited through the Facebook group and let’s make this a protest to remember!"

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Polaroids from Fridays Baby Honey with Vic Godard and The Hardy Boys

 Thanks again to Jesper for the photos and to the Swedish Au pairs taking over the dancefloor!