Hypno-tropicalia group Blood Wine Or Honey announces debut album ‘Fear & Celebration’

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Blood Wine Or Honey urges you to dance away your worries on their forthcoming debut album Fear & Celebration to be released on June 8, 2018 by Do Right! Music.

Their hotly anticipated debut album, Fear & Celebration, is the culmination of a painstaking process of writing, recording and production for the trio. After the band’s live debut at Sónar Festival Hong Kong, their breakout track “Anxious Party People” (Plastic Pagan 2017) shocked dancefloors all over the world, receiving a shortlist nomination at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards for the ‘Track Of The Year’ and catching the attention of major radio outlets such as BBC 6 music (UK), Worldwide FM, Beats In Space(FR) and more, as well as being featured on Bandcamp Weekly.

Hypno-tropicalia isn’t a genre mash you’ve likely heard before, but such is the idiosyncrasy of Hong Kong-based band Blood Wine or Honey’s sound that these kind of clumsy combinations are necessary. For newcomers to this trio, their new single and the lead-off title track from their debut album, Fear & Celebration, will give you a good idea of the kind of nuts and undeniably infectious sounds these guys have created. Across 7 minutes of funk-inflected rhythmic joy, Blood Wine Or Honey mix in layers of horns, bells, synthesizers and gang vocals, truly giving you the feeling of the song’s title ‘Fear & Celebration’. It starts in trance-like manner, with the band intoning words like “euphoria” and the titular phrase, then they turn those words into aural accompaniments with the insertion of an insuppressible bass line that tugs the listener along by their hips, deeper into this heady fug of blissful noise. The sheer unbridled fun that these guys have bled into this song will pull you jumping and diving through its 7 minutes, wanting much more to follow.

Vocalist James Banbury sheds a little light on their fearless genre border crossing by saying, “Being in Hong Kong has helped us to realise that the world doesn’t revolve around the music scene in any particular place. It doesn’t matter where you are or where you’re from.” 

The local electronic act Blood Wine or Honey’s debut EP Anxious Party People is considered to be one of the best indie releases in Hong Kong in 2017, and they are having their album release party Fear & Celebration Celebration at Eaton Hotel on 8 June. Come celebrate the night with the band! Facebook Event Page

The album consists of 9 tracks in one disck and it can be preordered here http://smarturl.it/bwohdr075

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