“Well i’m a man that has seen some punk rock bands in his time and some rock and roll bands in his time, and let me tell you: One of the finest I’ve seen in many, many years is Honningbarna.” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
“Easily our favourite band at Eurosonic 2012. Fast, furious and fiery Norwegian punk rock from a bunch of wild-eyed yahoos who had all the right moves and sterling tunes too. Few will forget their demonic frontman in his blue jumper wielding a cello like a machine-gun in a hurry.” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
“I knew very little about these Norwegian kids before I walked into Vera to catch them apart from three different people recommending them in a week. I was blown away. A bunch of brats playing political punk-rock in their native Norwegian language who all looked 16 yet played like they’ve been doing it since they were born.” – Nialler9 (Eurosonic review)
“These Norwegians have an expertly honed coil/release thing going through the songs and even the introduction of a cello into the singers hands doesn’t stop him almost destroying it when the song inevitably hits the most rock of moments. Our eyes were glued to every second.” – State.ie
“Honningbarna are probably among the best acts to see in the flesh, as their youthful exuberance rarely leaves their shows lacking any punch or vigour.” – Luke Slater, Drowned In Sound
HONNINGBARNA – THE REVOLUTION WILL BE CELLO-VISED
Cello & Hammond organ would make terrible weapons in a revolution but they may just provide it’s visceral & surreal soundtrack if Norway’s Honningbarna have their way. Six musical firebrands driven by punk rock fury, most still under twenty years of age, have got all of Europe salivating at their high intensity and all-consuming live shows. Having taken Eurosonic by storm and captured the imagination of every critic who crossed their path, Honningbarna (Honey children) are now set to take on the rest of Europe as they set out to export their ferocious musical insurrection across the continent.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).