Honeybone are a three piece Garage Rock band based in Melbourne, Australia, and hail from the city of Dunedin, in the deep south of New Zealand. Featuring badass chick drummer and vocalist Rachel Trainor, bass slinger and backing vocalist Peter Jermakoff, and riff-maestro / vocalist Drew Handcock.
Making the trans-Tasman move in March 2012, Honeybone have finely crafted their brand of prog-tinged bluesy rock and roll since May 2009. Live show highlights so far have been supporting slots for NZ greats such as The Datsuns, Dragon and Luger Boa, and supporting Amanda Palmer during her house party tour of Australia in 2013.
After releasing their debut EP ‘Soul on Fire’ in 2010, Honeybone concentrated on writing and recording for a follow-up album, releasing their first studio LP ‘Talk Back Baby’ in October 2013. They embarked on a South Island (NZ) tour to promote the release in February 2014.
Honeybone then released a new single ‘Dance’ in April 2016 with an accompanying video. This was followed by their latest EP ‘Spits and Curses’ released in May 2016, produced by Lee Jones.
Honeybone are releasing a new single ‘Right Hand’ on March 23rd 2018 at Last Chance Rock n Roll Bar in Melbourne. Click here for event info.
Praise for Soul On Fire:’ Time and time again the influence of the Datsuns and the White Stripes can be heard. In fact, it sounds like the members of those bands procreated to result in the song “Vagabond.”’ – Ben Madden, Critic Magazine.
Praise for ‘Talk Back Baby’
‘Honeybone have dished up a hefty serving of classic, crunchy rock on Talk Back Baby, the core ingredients being solid guitar riffs, and an old-school approach to rock that can fill a room. For fans of the past who are seeking the new then look no further than Talk Back Baby, an album guaranteed to deliver just that.’
– Casual Band Blogger http://casualbandblogger.com/honeybone-talk-back-baby/
Praise for ‘Spits and Curses’
“Honeybone bring a new meaning to rock’n’roll with tunes that will get heads banging and tongue waging.”
The Music http://themusic.com.au/music/albumreviews/2016/06/14/honeybone-spits-and-curses-aneta-grulichova/