Brooklyn, NY’s War Honey has released a new single today entitled “I Don’t Blame the Rats.” The new single features ethereal distorted lead guitars, belting operatic vocals, prominent ambient and noise elements, and dramatic dynamics.
War Honey was formed in mid-2019 when vocalist Gabrielle Dana and guitarist Ben Fitts began writing songs together shortly after becoming roommates in Brooklyn, NY. The recorded a demo, began booking shows in early 2020 and managed to play exactly two of these shows before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dana and Fitts used this time to write material and, with the help of drummer Victoria Smith, recorded their debut EP Shard To Shatter from their home. The result was an introverted, somber EP that captured the feelings of alienation and loneliness they were experiencing during the lockdown. Following the return of live music, War Honey again rounded out their lineup with bassist David Bloom and drummer Ian Ackerman, started playing live again and recorded the band’s second EP Last Woman Left At The Market, which was released in May of 2022.
The band is clearly only gaining steam. Listen to “I Don’t Blame the Rats” below and keep checking back for more from War Honey!