Rousing indie rock rebels Black Honey kick off 2023 with another fervent firecracker from upcoming new album A Fistful of Peaches coming March 17th. ‘Up Against It’ is Izzy’s open letter to her younger self, and in turn anyone struggling out there, urging them to “give yourself a break, kid.” Life can be cruel and tough but you will find your way through.
The joy-dispersing video is directed by Izzy from the band and finds mini-pop kids becoming Black Honey live. If this doesn’t warm your cold January heart, nothing will.
“This song is an open letter to my younger self. And to every young discriminated and marginalised person out there. I want so bad to give them an anthem that was instead of “fuck the world” would give them a screaming discovery of new found kindness towards themselves.
Troubled young people give themselves the hardest time of all. I want to tell them that you are hurting and things are harder than you ever thought they could be, but all you have to do is show up for yourself every day. Things aren’t always going to go to plan but I know that future you is fucking proud of who you are now. And you will look back on yourself with huge admiration. Give yourself a break kid, you were up against it.” Izzy Phillips
Recently, Black Honey announced their third studio album for March this year alongside the anthemic, grunge laden single ‘Heavy’. Rising from cult underground favorites on their self-titled 2018 debut through to a genuine breakthrough success story on 2021’s Top 10-charting follow up Written & Directed, firebrand frontwoman Izzy Bee Phillips, guitarist Chris Ostler, bassist Tommy Taylor and drummer Alex Woodward, have amassed a legion of fans to their constantly shifting canon of fizzing, visceral indie and nostalgia-soaked pop.
On A Fistful of Peaches – Black Honey’s most personal, revealing album yet and a record that embraces every side: the palatable and the monstrous, the hopeful and the pitch black.Where Written & Directed showcased a band able to dip into seemingly disparate genres and pull them together into their own, its follow-up feels more pointed and streamlined.
Black Honey will support the new album live with a 15 date tour across all major UK towns and cities this spring, closing with a show at London’s newly revamped KOKO.
Tickets are available HERE.