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Inga Nõlvak

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Honey Power

Where: Mustpeade Maja - Odessa Pop presents
When: 26.03.2010
Time: 22:30

Honey Power was conceived in the summer of 2005 in Tartu. Thanks to quick-spreading internet demos it didn't take long for the best Estonian indie label Seksound to call the band and make an intriguing proposal to record their first CD. In late 2006 Honey Power released their debut album called "Macrosilly". The single "Travelling Nonstop" was picked by Raadio 2 for their Demo of the Week section. Stylistically, it is rather tricky to classify Honey Power, but fans of Pavement, The Wedding Present, lo-fi-approach to brit-pop and synth-pop should find enough to like here. Presently, the band is cracking out new outrageous sounds and developing towards endless creativity, planning to release their second, long-awaited album later in 2010. A leaked track "Get Country" with its matured songwriting hints at promising things to come.

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Playing melodic, yet frequently unconventional indie rock, their music is best described as a mix of mid-period Bear Quartet and early Pavement, with additional hints of "Daydream Nation"-era Sonic Youth ("Casino Stoner") and "Brotherhood"-era New Order ("Bonnie Meets Clyde"). /Indiepages/
Estonia should be proud of this group, which has just as much in common with New Order as they do the Smashing Pumpkins. /Pop Matters/

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Honey Poweri asutasid 2005.a. suvel Tartus Martin Kikas (laul, kitarr) ja Madis Aesma (trummid). Täna kuuluvad omanäolisse indie-rock-bändi lisaks Kikasele Inga Nõlvak (bass), Martin Järvekülg (kitarr) ja Madis Paalo (trummid). Bändi esimesed prooviruumi-demod pälvisid internetis palju tähelepanu ja juba 2006. aastal ilmus Eesti olulisima indie-leibeli Seksound alt nende debüütalbum "Macrosilly". Plaat segas The Wedding Presenti, Pavementi ja The Pixies'e juurtega 1990-date indie-rocki, brit- ja süntpoppi ning Kikase ainulaadset laulumaneeri. Plaadilt pärinev raadiosingel "Travelling Nonstop" valiti 2006. aasta mais Raadio 2 nädala demoks. 2008. aastal laskis Seksound välja digisingli retrohõngulisest palast "80s Party". 2010. aastal ilmub Honey Poweri kauaoodatud teine album, millelt raadiosse jõudnud lugu "Get Country" näitab bändi küpsema ja veenvamana kui kunagi varem.